November 23, 2022 The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
November 23, 2022 North Carolina’s rapidly growing human population is nearly matched by the number of hogs, which at nine million, makes N.C. one of the highest hog producers in the country. Examining the health impact of large hog operations on nearby communities, a group of UNC researchers found significantly elevated rates of acute gastrointestinal illness — with the greatest impact on rural, Black and American Indian populations.
November 22, 2022 Gillings researchers have identified several types of PFAS -- toxic substances commonly called "forever chemicals" -- in airborne particles near a manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, N.C., which are contributing to harmful pollution and environmental justice concerns in the community.
November 21, 2022 A collaboration between Carolina and NC A&T is focused on strengthening birthing teams, including lactation consultants and doulas.
November 21, 2022 Faculty receive funding for new and interdisciplinary projects, and Gillings community members are honored for impact, research and scholarship.
November 18, 2022 A research team led by Dr. Julia Rager has received more than $500,000 in funding from the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program to study toxic mixtures of chemicals in wildfire smoke.
November 14, 2022 A new study led by epidemiologists at the Gillings School highlights the challenges that jails in the South face when trying to implement COVID-19 control measures.
More evidence that pandemic-era Healthy Helping program improved diet quality for North Carolinians with food insecurity
November 10, 2022 A new study underscores the positive impact of the Healthy Helping produce prescription program that provided North Carolinians facing food insecurity with $40 a month to spend on fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 7, 2022 Celebrating the life of Walter Lee Isaacs and recognizing new student and faculty research honors.
October 31, 2022 UNC infectious disease experts Drs. William Fischer and David Wohl, in collaboration with UNC Hospitals and Gillings School colleagues, will lead a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.