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 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 7, 2022 Celebrating the life of Walter Lee Isaacs and recognizing new student and faculty research honors.
October 28, 2022 Dr. Barbara Turpin is part of a panel of experts commissioned by the National Academies to address the need for critical research into the chemistry of wildfires that encroach into developed communities and can cause long-term health harm.
October 13, 2022 New research in Maputo, Mozambique, suggests there are broader benefits of high-quality toilets beyond reducing infectious disease.
August 16, 2022 With help from the brain training app Lumosity, environmental health scientists found that adult attention spans are significantly lower in the hours and days after exposure to fine particulate matter and wildfire smoke. This finding was especially prominent in the western U.S., where wildfires have been increasing.
August 12, 2022 Gillings faculty have recently completed four GILs, including two from Round 6 of GIL funding and two from the special COVID-19 round of funding. The results of their work have furthered our understanding of energy storage, brain health, environmental exposures, viral transmission, pandemic response and more.
August 8, 2022 Mortality rates from excessively hot nights caused by climate change are predicted to increase up to 60% across three countries by the end of the century, according to a new study that includes climate research from Dr. Yuqiang Zhang at the Gillings School.
July 25, 2022 Gillings researchers are recognized for work in pharmacoepidemiology, public health leadership and marine environmental sciences, and a recent alumnus receives outstanding dissertation honors.