December 21, 2021 A recent article published online by the journal Diabetes Care aims to untangle racial and ethnic health disparities that affect youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes.
December 15, 2021 Dr. Jason Surratt will serve as UNC's principal investigator on a large National Science Foundation-funded project to determine the content of airborne particulate matter, which has significant effects on health and climate change. He will oversee one of 12 research sites that, together, will form the Atmospheric Science and mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT).
December 15, 2021 Members of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility at the Gillings School will support NCSU researchers in implementing a $17M grant exploring links between contaminants — such as cadmium and PFAS — and Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a type of liver cancer that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minority populations.
December 14, 2021 New NSF-funded research from Texas A&M University, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Purdue University will examine aerosol and cloud interactions, which have major implications for climate models and predictions.
December 13, 2021 Food prescription programs provide monthly benefits to help people buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and these programs have already been shown to improve health outcomes. A $765,000 grant from The Duke Endowment will fund research by Dr. Shu Wen Ng, Distinguished Scholar in Public Health Nutrition, to produce evidence related to a new facet of these programs: return on investment in the form of improved health and lower health care costs for individuals and communities.
December 2, 2021 The Water and Health Conference hosted by the Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has become the world’s largest annual international conference on water and health. This year’s conference, which was held virtually for the second time ever, brought together stakeholders from 122 countries around the world to advance their shared goal of increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene worldwide.
November 24, 2021 Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.
November 23, 2021 Dr. Sandra Greene, co-director of the program on healthcare economics and finance at the Sheps Center and professor of practice in health policy and management at the Gillings School, was recently appointed as Chair of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council by Governor Roy Cooper’s office.
November 22, 2021 The Gillings School, UNC Asheville and the Mountain Area Health Education Center will now offer a jointly conferred Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in place-based health after the UNC System Board of Governors approved the program as a joint MPH degree. Graduates will now receive their diploma from both UNC Asheville and the Gillings School.
November 18, 2021 Dr. Ralph Baric has been selected as a recipient of the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award. He will receive the 2020 North Carolina Award for Science to recognize his work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.