UNC Gillings School plays lead role in new Lancet Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health

June 27, 2023
The Lancet has announced a new Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health, to be chaired by Dr. Herbert Peterson of the Gillings School. The Commission aims to improve how life-saving and life-enhancing interventions are put into practice around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Pandemic policy changes may have helped sustain access to treatment for opioid use disorder

June 16, 2023
A new study led by Dr. Anna Austin shows that overall receipt of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) remained relatively stable early in the pandemic among Medicaid patients, possibly due to changes in policy restrictions. However, there was a decrease in the number of people newly beginning MOUD treatment through in person visits that was only partially offset by telehealth.

Weinberger honored with NC’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

June 15, 2023
Dr. Morris Weinberger was recently honored with the governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, one of the highest honors reserved for those who have made significant contributions to N.C. and their communities through exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.

Just the Facts

June 12, 2023
Andy Warhol never met William Hubbard or Jerry Mande ’83 (MPH). But the pop artist who turned soup can labels into art might have admired the uber-ubiquitous, award-winning “Nutrition Facts” food label the two alumni created. Their iconic and often-imitated design had an extravagant goal — to prevent illness and save health care spending.

New Gillings School awards focus on links between place and health

June 7, 2023
The Office of Research, Innovation and Global Solutions has announced the awardees of a Schoolwide pilot program that will explore the role of place in health outcomes across North Carolina.

Gillings alum Cathy Bradley named as Colorado School of Public Health’s next dean

June 7, 2023
Dr. Bradley will become the school’s first female dean.

Researchers highlight opportunities to improve cancer care for trans patients

June 7, 2023
To help envision cancer care standards that are inclusive of trans people and sensitive to their needs, researchers from UNC and the Center for Applied Transgender Studies published a commentary that pinpoints areas where providers and researchers can confront inequity.

Gillings epidemiologists: Undermining FDA authority on mifepristone regulation puts drug safety at risk

June 6, 2023
Drs. Juan Hincapie-Castillo and Michele Jonsson-Funk are co-authors on a new commentary expressing concern that legal challenges to the regulatory approval of mifepristone could have significant impact on the system that has ensured access to safe and effective medication in the U.S. for more than 60 years.

Public health in practice: Fort Liberty military families benefit from new WIC office on base

June 5, 2023
Military families living at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) are now enjoying healthier food thanks to the work of the UNC-supported Fort Liberty Public Health Partnership.

2 Gillings students to address health disparities as Schweitzer Fellows

June 1, 2023
The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently announced the selection of 29 Schweitzer Fellows — including two from the Gillings School — will spend the next year learning how to effectively address the social factors that impact health as they develop lifelong leadership skills.

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