December 4, 2019 As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce obesity, Chile now restricts child-directed marketing for products that exceed certain thresholds for added values of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and/or calories. Child-targeted strategies are still allowed for products that do not exceed these thresholds.
December 2, 2019 Doctoral students Katie Mollan and Bonnie Shook-Sa, along with Dr. Michael Hudgens, are part of an investigative team that recently received a $2.91 million award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create an ultra-long-acting implant for HIV drug delivery.
November 26, 2019 Rakiah Anderson, a second-year Master of Public Health student at the Gillings School, has been awarded the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship.
November 22, 2019 A study from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest cancer types.
November 22, 2019 Thirteen students from UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
November 21, 2019 Dr. Jennifer S. Smith recently was named by Expertscape as a leading expert in the early detection of cancer.
November 21, 2019 New findings from a research team lead by Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis show that weight management challenges faced by adolescents with type 1 diabetes are compounded in young adulthood and influence the habits young people form as they get older.
November 20, 2019 A review of the e-cigarette research to date found that non-menthol flavors attract both young people and adults to use e-cigarettes and make them perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful.
NC Medicaid data show progress in state's opioid epidemic, but patients need better access to treatment
November 19, 2019 A new analysis of North Carolina Medicaid data finds that, while important progress is being made in combating the state’s opioid epidemic, more work is needed to increase the rate at which Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder receive effective medications to treat it.
November 18, 2019 Dr. Daniel Westreich has authored Epidemiology by Design: A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences, a new introductory textbook that explores the foundations of epidemiology through the lens of causal inference.