August 17, 2022 Dr. Melinda Beck has been named the interim chair of the Gillings School's Department of Nutrition, beginning September 1. She has been a faculty member at UNC since 1992 and joined the nutrition faculty in 1996.
August 16, 2022 With help from the brain training app Lumosity, environmental health scientists found that adult attention spans are significantly lower in the hours and days after exposure to fine particulate matter and wildfire smoke. This finding was especially prominent in the western U.S., where wildfires have been increasing.
August 12, 2022 Gillings faculty have recently completed four GILs, including two from Round 6 of GIL funding and two from the special COVID-19 round of funding. The results of their work have furthered our understanding of energy storage, brain health, environmental exposures, viral transmission, pandemic response and more.
August 10, 2022 Naya Villarreal, MPH — global health associate director for Research, Innovation and Global Solutions and adjunct assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings School — was part of the prestigious cohort of 2022 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows.
Wherever we go, microbes are with us. A new science center will examine the microbial communities of indoor spaces
August 10, 2022 Researchers in a new $26 million center will work to understand and engineer the microbiomes in our homes, workspaces and other built environments.
August 10, 2022 The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $4 million to support a collaboration between the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center that will provide career advancement for nutrition, obesity and diabetes researchers from underrepresented groups and, ultimately, diversify the research workforce dedicated to investigating these chronic conditions.
August 8, 2022 Mortality rates from excessively hot nights caused by climate change are predicted to increase up to 60% across three countries by the end of the century, according to a new study that includes climate research from Dr. Yuqiang Zhang at the Gillings School.
August 4, 2022 Brooke Staley, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and former co-chair of the Minority Student Caucus, was selected as one of 38 awardees in the 2022 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship competition.
For people with diabetes, food insecurity is linked with higher odds of missing work, being hospitalized
July 25, 2022 Three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers studied the associations between food insecurity, health-related missed workdays and overnight hospitalizations among working-age adults with Type 2 diabetes.
July 25, 2022 Rosa Cuppari, MS, has been named a Voices for Sciences Fellow by the AGU — an international, nonprofit scientific association that aims to “promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.”