American College of Physicians names Barrett chair of Board of Regents

May 31, 2023
Dr. Eileen D. Barrett, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. Her term began on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

UNC student-led team advances to global 'Map the System' finals

May 25, 2023
Mental health is an ever-growing challenge for college students, but one group of UNC students is tackling it through Map the System, a global competition focused on exploring the wider context of social and environmental issues.

Have you heard of toddler milk? The way it’s marketed may mislead parents

May 22, 2023
Toddler milk is an ultra-processed beverage that the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “potentially harmful” for children — but sales increased 220% from 2005 to 2019. Researchers from UNC are the first to synthesize existing scientific literature around the prevalence of toddler milk use, reasons for use and how marketing trends impact consumer beliefs.

Gillings School celebrates record-breaking class of public health graduates

May 18, 2023
“I really hope that your dreams are big enough that they scare you.” Physician and public servant Dr. Raj Panjabi shared his wishes for the 742 students who graduated from the Gillings School in 2023, marking the largest public health cohort ever at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Students reflect on ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN Water Conference

May 17, 2023
The first United Nations Water Conference in almost five decades represented a once-in-a-generation opportunity for international cooperation around management of a resource that the UN’s secretary general, António Guterres, referred to as “our world’s lifeblood.” A group from the UNC Water Institute attended, including three students of the UNC Gillings School of Global Health.

The Abstract: May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023
New publications from Rozier, Montoya and researchers from the Department of Maternal and Child Health.

Cervical cancer screening doubles when under-screened women are mailed testing kits

May 11, 2023
UNC researchers found that mailing HPV self-collection tests and offering assistance to book in-clinic screening appointments to under-screened, low-income women improved cervical cancer screening nearly two-fold compared to scheduling assistance alone.

A bubbling innovation for kids with visual impairment

May 9, 2023
Halima Hasan, a graduating senior in health policy and management, is part of App Team Carolina, a student iOS development team that worked with teachers of students with visual impairments to design an app to improve the reading skills of children with Cortical Visual Impairment.

14 Gillings School undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

May 5, 2023
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 150 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

The Abstract: May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023
New honors and research funding for Gillings students and faculty, including De Marco, Parcesepe, Smith Taillie, Ammerman, Sibley and Bartels!

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