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 complex challenges of COVID-19 prevention among jails in the South

November 14, 2022
A new study led by epidemiologists at the Gillings School highlights the challenges that jails in the South face when trying to implement COVID-19 control measures.

More evidence that pandemic-era Healthy Helping program improved diet quality for North Carolinians with food insecurity

November 10, 2022
A new study underscores the positive impact of the Healthy Helping produce prescription program that provided North Carolinians facing food insecurity with $40 a month to spend on fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Abstract: November 7, 2022

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

UNC awarded $3M for emerging pathogen preparedness and training

October 31, 2022
UNC infectious disease experts Drs. William Fischer and David Wohl, in collaboration with UNC Hospitals and Gillings School colleagues, will lead a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.

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.

Preserving and promoting breastfeeding support in Appalachia

October 26, 2022
As part of a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Gillings nutrition experts partnered with community breastfeeding advocates to co-develop a study exploring the challenges that lactation professionals and supporters experience in Appalachia.

The Abstract: October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022
Amazing honors and new research from Gillings School faculty, students and alumni, who are continuing to be recognized for the impact they make on public health.

UNC pancreatic cancer therapy studies backed by 5-year, $10.9 million NIH SPORE grant

October 20, 2022
The National Cancer Institute has awarded UNC researchers $10.9 million in funding to further enhance treatment solutions for pancreatic cancer by focusing on key challenges to identifying, producing and directing new therapies.

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.

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