The Abstract: November 21, 2022

November 21, 2022
Faculty receive funding for new and interdisciplinary projects, and Gillings community members are honored for impact, research and scholarship.

Gillings wildfire smoke research bolstered by EPA’s Science to Achieve Results program

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.

The Abstract: November 7, 2022

November 7, 2022
Celebrating the life of Walter Lee Isaacs and recognizing new student and faculty research honors.

National Academies report urges further research on public health impact of wildland-urban fires

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.

Improved toilets have positive impacts on quality of life, new measure shows

October 13, 2022
New research in Maputo, Mozambique, suggests there are broader benefits of high-quality toilets beyond reducing infectious disease.

Could an app help scientists understand wildfire smoke’s impact on cognition?

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.

Gillings faculty complete innovative Round 6, COVID-19 GILs

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.

Risk of death rises as climate change causes nighttime temperatures to climb

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.

The Abstract: July 25, 2022

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.

Fourth-generation vaping devices increase risk to immune cells

July 7, 2022
With the FDA ordering Juul to stop selling their e-cigarette devices, UNC researchers, led by Dr. Ilona Jaspers, published the first study to compare the respiratory immune health effects of different types of devices.

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