Radon-associated cardiovascular risks highlight need for household testing

January 31, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School have published two studies that highlight emerging associations between home radon concentrations, a common blood abnormality in older women and risk of stroke.

Continuing to learn about coronaviruses

January 26, 2024
There is still much to learn about viruses in the coronavirus family. The lab of Dr. Ralph Baric remains among the world’s leaders in coronavirus research, exploring questions like “Where did COVID-19 originate?” and developing treatments for future coronaviruses. 

Can expanding SNAP policies help reduce substance misuse in the US?

January 25, 2024
A recent study from Gillings School researchers shows that state adoption of policies to expand SNAP eligibility could potentially help reduce substance use disorders and overall substance misuse in the U.S.

Formerly incarcerated people have twice the risk of death by suicide, study finds

January 24, 2023
A recent study is the first since 2007 to evaluate the suicide risk of North Carolinians who have been incarcerated compared to those who have not.

The Abstract: January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024
New research from Dr. Nora Franceschini, new honors for Dr. Lisa LaVange and new findings on the significant ROI of a UNC biostatistics degree.

Is radon linked to a health condition other than lung cancer?

January 5, 2024
New research led by Dr. Eric Whitsel has found that exposure to high levels of radon, an indoor air pollutant, is associated with an increased risk of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential in middle age to older women with ischemic stroke.

Gillings School announces 6 GIL awards to study generative AI in public health

December 14, 2023
As part of the eighth round of Gillings Innovation Labs, six faculty members were awarded $100,000 each to pursue research using generative artificial intelligence (gAI) that focuses on solving real-world problems over the next two years.

Clark, Dussault advance public health scholarship at Institut Pasteur as inaugural Lady Mireille and Sir Dennis Gillings Global Public Health Fellows

December 12, 2023
Drs. Jeliyah Clark and Josée Dussault, Gillings School alumnae, traveled to Paris in early 2023 as part of the fellowship, where they are currently advancing their skillsets and scholarship in public health and anticipate future training in business and finance that can help them become public health entrepreneurs.

Epidemiology studies still use outdated practices when considering race

November 29, 2023
New Gillings-led research found that most studies in two prominent epidemiology journals treat race and ethnicity as confounding variables – a practice that can mask the complex connection between systemic racism and health effects.

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.

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