Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention
September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.
A combined care strategy to prevent HIV during and after pregnancy in Malawi and Zambia
August 30, 2023
New research out of Zambia and Malawi suggests that incorporating robust prevention strategies into routine pregnancy care could lead to substantial reductions in the numbers of HIV-negative mothers acquiring HIV during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
August 7, 2023
Our students, faculty and alumni continue to advance work in public health! Plus, biostatistics students and researchers are honored at annual Joint Statistical Meetings and an alum publishes a new environmental mystery novel.
July 19, 2023
Gillings-led research has found that claims of “natural” or “100% all natural” on sugary fruit juices increase parents’ interest in buying these beverages for their children and lead parents to the mistaken belief that these drinks are healthier and contain less added sugar.
Have you heard of toddler milk? The way it’s marketed may mislead parents
May 22, 2023
Toddler milk is an ultra-processed beverage that the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “potentially harmful” for children — but sales increased 220% from 2005 to 2019. Researchers from UNC are the first to synthesize existing scientific literature around the prevalence of toddler milk use, reasons for use and how marketing trends impact consumer beliefs.
Cervical cancer screening doubles when under-screened women are mailed testing kits
May 11, 2023
UNC researchers found that mailing HPV self-collection tests and offering assistance to book in-clinic screening appointments to under-screened, low-income women improved cervical cancer screening nearly two-fold compared to scheduling assistance alone.
Two UNC scholars win 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes
March 23, 2023
Dr. Dane Emmerling and Elana Jaffe are the recipients of the 2023 Engaged Scholarship Prizes, which honors their scholarship to address public issues, engage communities in collaborative processes that produce or apply knowledge, advance service-learning and civic engagement in higher education, and disseminate their work to a broader public.
Kafka receives 2023 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
March 16, 2023
Dr. Julie Kafka, a recent doctoral graduate in health behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named one of four 2023 recipients of The Graduate School's annual Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Awards.