UNC researchers solve racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients

February 4, 2019
Drs. Sam Cykert and Geni Eng are co-authors of a study showing that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung cancer.

HIV intervention provides opportunity to explore the nature of resilience among young black men

January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.

Restrictive firearm legislation may greatly lower the rate of female intimate partner homicides

January 14, 2019
Doctoral student Josie Caves and Drs. Shabbar Ranapurwala, Beth Moracco and Steve Marshall are co-authors of a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Photo by Hayley Rivera.

Doctoral student considers how schools of public health communicate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion

December 5, 2018
Doctoral student Yesenia Merino analyzed content on the websites of the 59 schools that were CEPH-accredited in 2016. Her aim was to understand the schools’ efforts in diversity, inclusion and equity. The study was published Nov. 8 in the journal Pedagogy in Health Promotion.

Federal Cancer Panel reports HPV vaccination rates remain too low to achieve full potential for cancer prevention

November 1, 2018
Underuse of the HPV vaccine remains a serious threat to progress against cancer in the United States, according to a report released today by the chair of the President’s Cancer Panel, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer.

Researchers examine relationship of campus policies to prevalence of campus sexual assault

October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.

Gillings School researchers contribute to special issue of Journal of Interpersonal Violence

September 23, 2018 This fall, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence will publish a special issue, "Preventing violence: The role of public policies in preventing intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence." The issue features several articles by Gillings School researchers, including the commentary, "Leveraging Data to Strengthen Campus Sexual Assault Policies," published online Sept. 5. Photo by Ed Yourdon.

Study demonstrates benefits among people living with HIV who inject drugs

September 5, 2018 Gillings School researchers are part of an international team reporting promising findings related to the prevention of HIV transmission among people who are HIV-positive and use injectable drugs and their partners. The key findings of HPTN 074, part of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), were published Aug. 30 in The Lancet.

Study finds menthol cigarette marketing targets African-Americans

August 31, 2018 It may seem surprising that more than 80 percent of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes – compared to just 29 percent of white smokers – until you learn more about how cigarette companies market their products. A new study led by UNC researchers has reported that the leading menthol brand has a unique pattern of targeting their marketing to African-Americans.

Low-cost convenience samples are surprisingly good for estimating association in tobacco studies

August 14, 2018 Drs. Michelle Jeong and Noel Brewer found that data collected from low-cost convenience sampling in research experiments was comparable to that collected from state-of-the-art and costly probability sampling. The finding is useful for behavior scientists interested in gathering timely data on a budget. Photo by Patrick G. Kelley.

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