November 18, 2021 Epidemiology alum Quynh Nguyen, PhD, is part of a research team that received a $3.7 million grant from the NIH to develop a tool that will provide information for new parents. The chatbot, named Rosie, is designed to reduce postpartum depression and improve infant health by providing immediate and accurate information that is tailored to the individual.
November 17, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic began making an impact in the United States in March of 2020, Carolina alumnus Joseph Engeda found himself using his doctoral degree in epidemiology to respond and understand a growing threat.
November 16, 2021 Nine academics from the Gillings School were recently named to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
November 11, 2021 RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, announced the winner of its Forethought Research Collaboration Challenge. The group of researchers working to combat the next pandemic, led by experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will receive $5 million in seed funding to produce antiviral drugs for the future.
November 10, 2021 The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was uniquely widespread and rapid, with equally widespread potential for human rights impacts across nations and throughout the world. A group of faculty members, students and alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health created a database that uses media coverage to monitor potential violations of human rights.
November 10, 2021 People who enjoy parks and trails in Chapel Hill and surrounding areas should be on the lookout for ticks, according to recent findings from epidemiology researchers at the Gillings School.
November 9, 2021 Carolina faculty helped develop an innovative hospital bassinet that enables breastfeeding and chestfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and mother-infant bonding while improving newborn safety.
November 8, 2021 Microbes that cause many waste-borne diseases are present in air particles around areas that have open sewers, according to a new study. These pathogens have the potential to spread into the surrounding environment, putting local inhabitants at risk.
November 8, 2021 A team led by Dr. Manish Kumar, an alum of and adjunct assistant professor at UNC Gillings, developed a new resource that brings much-needed clarity to the process of improving digital health capability for public health systems.
November 3, 2021 Positive social messaging can encourage more providers to seek training to administer medicine for opioid use disorder, which could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving treatment.