December 1, 2020 Droughts disrupt electric power system operations by reducing the availability of hydropower and nuclear power — the latter is vulnerable to insufficient cooling water supply. One result of droughts, then, is an increased reliance on fossil fuel power plants, which emit pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.
November 24, 2020
Dr. Richard Smith has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to statistics, particularly the statistical analysis of extreme events and environmental applications including climate change and air pollution.
November 19, 2020 Thursday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects, including $74,000 to Michael Love, PhD, assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
November 18, 2020 The acclaimed list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.
November 16, 2020 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is funding research at the Gillings School to compare how participants in COVID-19 clinical trials differ from real-world patients infected with the virus.
November 6, 2020 Dr. Adaora Adimora, professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School and Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of medicine with UNC’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has been honored by her peers with the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award.
October 30, 2020 Researchers in the UNC Superfund Research Program will use two new grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to research how exposure to arsenic and other environmental contaminants may contribute to SARS-CoV-2 infection risk and severity.
October 27, 2020 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1970 from the UNC School of Public Health. The accomplishments of remarkable alumni from that cohort exemplify the School's spirit of public health education and innovation over the past 50 years.
October 19, 2020 Twenty students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four of the departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.
October 19, 2020 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a $12 million award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award — made to RTI International — will support teams in 11 states that are part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. In North Carolina, the CEAL principal investigator is Dr. Anissa I. Vines of the UNC Gillings School.