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.

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.”  

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.

New research finds risk from hot weather depends partly on where you live

July 31, 2023
“As far as we know, this is the first study to determine that among people at high risk for heat-related cardiovascular problems, people living in urban heat islands are especially vulnerable.”

Researchers link early-life exposure to wildfire smoke with early use of upper respiratory medication

July 19, 2023
Children exposed to wildfire smoke in the first trimester of pregnancy or the first few weeks after birth are more likely to be prescribed upper respiratory medication earlier in life, according to a new UNC-EPA study.

Up in the air

July 14, 2023
Doctoral candidate Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.

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