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.
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.
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 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.