October 1, 2021 Five students in the Population Health for Clinicians concentration collaborated on a publication that creates a model for understanding and addressing determinants that contribute to maternal mortality in the United States.
September 30, 2021 Good health communication translates hard science into plain language. Showing people what to expect from their behaviors ultimately saves lives.
September 30, 2021 September marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the UNC-Chapel Hill Peer Support Core, an organization charged with “increasing resources for programs focused on peer-to-peer support, non-crisis support and discussion.” In honor of this milestone, the Peer Support Core has released its 2020-2021 Annual Report, which highlights the impact made on mental health and wellness.
September 30, 2021 Dr. Michael Love, assistant professor of biostatistics at the Gillings School, is a co-investigator on a new five-year project — part of the $185 million Impact of Genomic Variation on Function Consortium, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
September 30, 2021 Reducing “tobacco swamps” — densely located stores that sell tobacco products — could have a major impact on public health, according to new research.
September 29, 2021 Dr. Susan M. Smith has been named the inaugural holder of The Dickson Foundation - Harris Teeter Distinguished Professorship in nutrition. Smith joined the UNC faculty in 2016, and is a professor of nutrition at the Gillings School and the deputy director for science at the Nutrition Research Institute.
September 29, 2021 Increasing rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus will lead to a near-elimination of cervical cancer in some communities by 2030, according to recent research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention by a research team that includes Gillings School alumnae and faculty members. However, these projections point to a stark truth: a 14-year delay in areas with higher rates of poverty.
Blue Cross NC, UNC join forces for new clinical study to improve food security, chronic health conditions
September 22, 2021 With a $3.2-million investment, Blue Cross NC is collaborating with UNC Health and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers to conduct a first-of-its-kind clinical study to establish sustainable best practices for helping individuals put nutritious food options on the table and improve health.
September 22, 2021 Rimer will have led the nation’s top public school of public health for 17 years, championing groundbreaking research, education and practice in all 100 North Carolina counties, 47 countries and five continents.
September 21, 2021 The resistance that male partners may have toward contraceptive use contributes to barriers in access for women and birthing people seeking family planning resources in Western Kenya.