August 3, 2018 Drs. Krista Perreira and Jonathan Oberlander are co-authors of an article about a proposed federal plan that could have major life and health consequences for millions of immigrant families. Photo by Rutgers School of Nursing.
July 19, 2018 A recent study in North Carolina found that, in the first two weeks after being released from prison, former inmates were 40 times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than someone in the general population.
July 8, 2018 Doctoral student Anna Austin led a study predicting which children are at risk for intervention by child protective services agencies. Risk factors include the mother's marital status, educational and socio-economic levels, and whether she had experienced initimate partner violence in the year prior to the child's birth. Photo by Petras Gagilas.
May 31, 2018 Dr. Alison Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.
May 30, 2018 In a new commentary led by a student at the Gillings School, several experts review the legal construct of ‘obstetric violence,’ which currently is being used in Latin America to confront mistreatment of women during childbirth.
March 28, 2018 UNC Gillings' Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.
Study finds association of childhood abuse, neglect with misuse of prescription opioids in early adulthood
March 4, 2018 A new study by Gillings School investigators examines the association of childhood abuse and neglect with prescription opioid misuse in early adulthood-- and the role of pain and depressive symptoms in adolescence in this association. Doctoral student Anna Austin and Dr. Meghan Shanahan are study co-authors.
February 28, 2018 Dr. Dilshad Jaff is co-author of a study that reports on Syrian refugees' need for palliative care services.
February 2, 2018 Dr. Dilshad Jaff has analyzed the problem of road traffic accidents in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and proposes strategies to diminish the financial and human toll associated with that public health challenge. His commentary appears in the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine.
January 26, 2018 Two researchers from the Gillings School contributed to a recently published book, “Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches,” which is the first edited volume on anthropology and breastfeeding published in more than 20 years.