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.

Haynes-Maslow receives Humana Foundation grant to study meal-delivery program for seniors

December 8, 2023
The program also provides seniors with social-connectedness programs to address mental and physical health.

Can Medicaid be a solution to the problem of underinsurance?

December 7, 2023
Health policy and management researchers at the Gillings School have found some evidence that the ACA expansion of Medicaid eligibility may have led to fewer underinsured people nationwide.

Researchers uncover hidden toll mothers face in NICU

December 6, 2023
The study — recognized as one of the top-cited articles of 2021-2022 — unveils the often-overlooked challenges faced by mothers with hospitalized infants in a NICU. 

UNC Gillings School puts a global focus on water and health

December 1, 2023
Today more than 2 billion people worldwide live without access to safely managed drinking water and more than 3 billion live without safely managed sanitation services. The Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, marshals global collaboration to address the world’s drinking water and sanitation challenges.  

Epidemiology studies still use outdated practices when considering race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.

Fifth National Climate Assessment provides roadmap to better air quality and health

November 14, 2023
Dr. Jason West is lead author on the chapter on air quality in the new Fifth National Climate Assessment, which highlights opportunities to coordinate actions that address both climate change and air quality simultaneously.

New study shows forever chemicals found in indoor air and in clothes

November 16, 2023
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals" were found in indoor air and cloth material in a newly published study.

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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