Biostatistics: Beyond the Numbers

September 27, 2023
Opportunity in biostatistics is booming in North Carolina and across the nation. Expertise in the analysis of data related to biology and health sciences supports a broad range of activities, from environmental health research and clinical trials of cancer treatments to analysis for litigation, and biostatistics degree holders work in the nonprofit, government and pharmaceutical sectors as well as at tech giants like Google and Microsoft.

Part of $50M NIH study examines “omics” of liver disease in Mexican-American border population

September 26, 2023
Dr. Kari North and collaborators aim to use multi-"omics" data to understand the biological factors that may contribute to liver disease associated with obesity in Mexican-American communities in southern Texas.

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

Paxlovid and molnupiravir substantially reduced hospitalization and death from Omicron variants

September 21, 2023
New research conducted by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Cleveland Clinic shows that ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid) and molnupiravir (Lagevrio) substantially reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and death among high-risk patients, even against the most recent Omicron subvariants BQ.1.1 and XBB.1.5. 

Improving access to public toilets can reduce health hazards in cities 

September 21, 2023
Public toilets are uncommon in American cities. Combined with the growing problem of homelessness, uncontained fecal wastes have been widely documented – a result of what researchers refer to as “open defecation.”  

UNC Gillings School to host new CDC center for outbreak forecasting, response

September 19, 2023
The Gillings School is one of 13 funded partners working with the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to establish the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling (ODAM) Network. This funding will support the creation of the Atlantic Coast Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Analytics, which will serve as the OADM Coordinating Center and as a Center of Innovation.

The Abstract: September 18, 2023

September 15, 2023
Current and future leaders in public health are receiving major honors! Emily Ha has received the AUPHA Corris Boyd Scholarship, Dr. Karla Buru was recognized as one of de Beaumont's 40 Under 40 in Public Health and Fawn Rhodes was selected as one of WILMA Magazine's Women to Watch.

Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, encourages Gillings students to ‘think globally’

September 14, 2023
This fall, Dr. Lusajo Kajula will be sharing her global health expertise with Gillings students and the Durham County Health Department as the Gillings School's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

UNC Gillings scientist recognized by Time100 Next

September 13, 2023
Carolina researcher Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta was named for his work responding to the national opioid overdose epidemic.

New Campus Health vending machine brings health care products to Gillings School

September 8, 2023
Located on the ground floor of the Armfield Atrium, the new vending machine makes it easier for the Carolina community to purchase common over-the-counter health care products on-demand.

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