Studying the genetics of heart attacks and strokes in Hispanic populations

February 10, 2023
A $2.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will allow researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Penn State to examine the genetic underpinnings of heart attack and stroke in Hispanic populations from across the Americas.

Jeffrey Simms joins NCHL Board of Directors

February 9, 2023
Jeffrey Simms is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings — and he's a new member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's Board of Directors.

$3.3 million NIMH grant will fund study addressing undervaccination among people with anxiety and depression

February 9, 2023
A $3.3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will fund innovative new research to address high levels of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among individuals with symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Kahkoska named ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes grant recipient

February 8, 2023
Dr. Anna Kahkoska is one of two recipients of the American Diabetes Association's prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes grants to advance Type 1 diabetes research.

HIV research in the time of COVID-19: Chunyan Li studies barriers to PrEP in Guangdong and a unique intervention

February 6, 2023
Chunyan Li is a social and behavioral researcher in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School applying socially innovative and community-engaged approaches to promote public health in global settings. For her dissertation, she worked with UNC Project-China to assess barriers to PrEP in the province of Guangdong. She also tested a phone app intervention to improve HIV/sexual health care.

Mapping the journey to adopt glucose monitoring technology among older adults with Type 1 diabetes

February 3, 2023
Research from Drs. Anna Kahkoska and Kristen Hassmiller Lich has found that, despite the challenges, data suggest that with adequate time, training and support, older adults are able to use continuous glucose monitoring effectively.

Physician and public servant Dr. Raj Panjabi to speak at 2023 Gillings School Commencement

February 1, 2023
“We are not defined by the circumstances we face, but rather by how we respond to them. Public health gives us the tools we need to respond to the great challenges of the 21st century.” — Dr. Raj Panjabi

Beck named AAAS faculty fellow

February 1, 2023
Dr. Melinda Beck is one of three Carolina faculty members who have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.

Staying involved and giving back

January 31, 2023
Dr. Todd A. Durham and his wife, Dr. Heidi P. Durham, are planning for the future. They’re not just thinking of themselves but also about family, their state and public health. They recently made a planned gift by donating an independent retirement account to the Gillings School, Todd's alma mater to support priority initiatives under the discretion of the dean. Read about why he views this as a good investment in the future.

Krause to lead Arkansas Health System and Hospital

January 30, 2023
Dr. Michelle W. Krause, an alum of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a top leadership position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Health Sciences.

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