UNC Gillings School puts a global focus on water and health

December 1, 2023
Today more than 2 billion people worldwide live without access to safely managed drinking water and more than 3 billion live without safely managed sanitation services. The Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, marshals global collaboration to address the world’s drinking water and sanitation challenges.  

Fifth National Climate Assessment provides roadmap to better air quality and health

November 14, 2023
Dr. Jason West is lead author on the chapter on air quality in the new Fifth National Climate Assessment, which highlights opportunities to coordinate actions that address both climate change and air quality simultaneously.

New study shows forever chemicals found in indoor air and in clothes

November 16, 2023
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals" were found in indoor air and cloth material in a newly published study.

15 Gillings School experts named to Clarivate's 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List

November 15, 2023
Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research and have greatly extended the frontiers of knowledge to make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure.

UNC-led study links exposure to metals in NC well water to preterm birth risk

November 10, 2023
The new study found that in North Carolina, prenatal exposure to certain metals in private well water was linked with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth. 

Rager Identifies Insights into Wildfire-Associated Health Risks and Cross-Tissue Communication Mechanisms

Wildfires are increasingly posing a global threat to public health, with their intensity and frequency on the rise. Despite this growing danger, the precise biological mechanisms underlying wildfire-associated toxicity have... Read more »

Addressing Drinking Water Supply as an Environmental Justice Issue in North Carolina

Many households in North Carolina rely on well water, especially in rural regions underserved by public water supplies. Notably, historical practices in the state excluded areas with a significant racial... Read more »

Fry selected as member of the EPA Science Advisory Board and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee

October 17, 2023
Rebecca Fry to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency's scientific advisory board.

Fry and O’Shea Secure Major NIH Grant to Propel Research on Child Health Outcomes

October 17, 2023
Fry and O'Shea receive 2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their participation in the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.

The Abstract: October 9, 2023

October 9, 2023
New honors, features and publications for Drs. Abigail Hatcher, Mya Roberson, Hans Paerl and Matt Nielsen.

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