June 15, 2022 Friend, mentor, teacher, researcher and scholar Dr. Gerardo Heiss passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, in Chapel Hill.
June 14, 2022 Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have joined forces to reverse rising maternal death rates in minorities. They’ve been invited to Oxford University in June to share their insights as part of a systems thinking competition among 44 top student teams from around the world.
June 10, 2022 The North Carolina Partnership for Excellence in Applied Epidemiology is an applied public health research, educational and practice collaborative to promote best practices that improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and the global community.
June 9, 2022 Researchers discuss the lack of diversity in epigenomic studies, which undermines scientists’ ability to understand the causes and risks of disease in different groups of people.
June 2, 2022 The new technology is estimated to detect cases of trachomatous trichiasis with 92% accuracy.
June 2, 2022 Dr. Musa Manga, whose postdoctoral research upended conventional wisdom about safe sanitation, adds to environmental health and engineering expertise at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. His appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering on June 1, 2022, bolsters ESE’s century-long record of responding to, planning for and working to mitigate evolving water-related public health threats.
June 1, 2022 Emilia Ndely-Ogundipe has been selected for the 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. In this role, she will work with the U.S. Department of Labor to develop impactful products and services that center users.
UNC researchers examine better treatment delivery options as opioid use disorders continue to increase
June 1, 2022 The number of people dying from opioid use disorder has skyrocketed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Gertner, a recent UNC MD-PhD Program graduate, is focused on finding better ways to provide treatment in order to save lives.
June 1, 2022 Amanda Holliday is working to address elder food insecurity in North Carolina. An associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, she also serves on a new state Task Force on Healthy Aging.
June 1, 2022 Carrie Alspaugh and Jeannie Salisbury from the Gillings School are among 28 graduate students across the state who were selected as North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows.