UNC awarded $90M global health PEARL project to support localized generation and use of evidence and data

September 27, 2023
The GH PEARL project will facilitate effective generation and use of high-quality data and evidence to strengthen policies and program implementation to improve health and save lives in low- and middle-income countries.

Biostatistics: Beyond the Numbers

September 27, 2023
Opportunity in biostatistics is booming in North Carolina and across the nation. Expertise in the analysis of data related to biology and health sciences supports a broad range of activities, from environmental health research and clinical trials of cancer treatments to analysis for litigation, and biostatistics degree holders work in the nonprofit, government and pharmaceutical sectors as well as at tech giants like Google and Microsoft.

Part of $50M NIH study examines “omics” of liver disease in Mexican-American border population

September 26, 2023
Dr. Kari North and collaborators aim to use multi-"omics" data to understand the biological factors that may contribute to liver disease associated with obesity in Mexican-American communities in southern Texas.

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

Improving access to public toilets can reduce health hazards in cities 

September 21, 2023
Public toilets are uncommon in American cities. Combined with the growing problem of homelessness, uncontained fecal wastes have been widely documented – a result of what researchers refer to as “open defecation.”  

UNC Gillings School to host new CDC center for outbreak forecasting, response

September 19, 2023
The Gillings School is one of 13 funded partners working with the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to establish the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling (ODAM) Network. This funding will support the creation of the Atlantic Coast Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Analytics, which will serve as the OADM Coordinating Center and as a Center of Innovation.

A combined care strategy to prevent HIV during and after pregnancy in Malawi and Zambia

August 30, 2023
New research out of Zambia and Malawi suggests that incorporating robust prevention strategies into routine pregnancy care could lead to substantial reductions in the numbers of HIV-negative mothers acquiring HIV during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

Who is being screened for intimate partner violence?

August 22, 2023
Despite recommendations from health care organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, research led by Dr. Valerie Lewis has found that screenings for intimate partner violence aren’t consistently provided to all patients of childbearing age.

Researchers awarded Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to implement portable ultrasound in Zambia

UNC researchers at the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, led by Dr. Margaret Kasaro, have received a nearly $3 million award from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve access to portable ultrasounds in routine antenatal care in Zambia.

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