Pink ribbon marketing on alcohol reveals need for ‘pinkwashing’ awareness

February 26, 2024
Pinkwashed ads for certain beer products led viewers to believe those products had greater health benefits and increased their perception of the brand as favorable and socially responsible, according to a study co-led by Gillings School researchers.

Menthol cigarette bans could lead nearly a quarter of smokers to quit

February 21, 2024
A new study from Gillings School researchers has found that that banning the sale of menthol cigarettes could lead to a meaningful reduction in smoking rates.

The public health connection: Mental health and BIPOC representation in media

February 21, 2024
Doctoral student Sophie To has co-authored a new study that shines a light on how BIPOC youth with mental health concerns perceive media and are impacted by the stories that are told.

Milner receives ADA's humanitarian award

February 19, 2024
The American Dental Association recognized Gillings School alumnus Dr. Bill Milner with its 2023 humanitarian award for decades of outstanding contributions to dentistry and health equity.

Surgeon General to deliver 2024 Gillings School Commencement address

February 19, 2023
As the United States' top doctor, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy helps to advance the health and well-being of all Americans and has worked to address critical public health challenges.

Upshaw named chair of newly formed Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice

February 9, 2024
Dr. Vaughn Upshaw led the Leadership in Practice concentration of the Gillings School's Master of Public Health degree, and she will continue to direct the Public Health Leadership Certificate program.

Gillings School student brings collaboration and community to campus

February 6, 2024
Jaya Dayal, a member of the N.C. Student Dialogue Ambassadors program, works to bridge divides among students.

Study links gender nonconformity and sexual orientation with lower socioeconomic status

February 6, 2024
Socioeconomic status — frequently measured as a combination of education, income and occupation — has a huge impact on health outcomes.

Two Biostatistics students honored with ENAR’s Distinguished Paper Award

February 5, 2024
Biostatistics doctoral students Yangjianchen Xu and Justin DeMonte won the Distinguished Student Paper Award, presented by the Eastern North America Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society.

The Abstract: February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024
New faculty honors and achievements for Woods, Zhu and Stuebe, plus new research funding and publications for doctoral students in health policy and management and biostatistics.

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