Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 13, 2022
Imagine a world where racial disparities in health care could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Carolina, for Black and white patients with breast and lung cancer.

Public health in practice: A community partnership for youth nutrition

July 12, 2022
The Gillings School's Food Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative team is partnering with the Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center in Duplin County, N.C., to invest in nutrition and education for community youth.

Martinez honored with Dr. Eddie Méndez Award from Fred Hutch

July 8, 2022
Dr. David Martinez is one of 10 postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented groups in science honored with Fred Hutch's fourth annual Dr. Eddie Méndez Award for outstanding research contributions.

Fourth-generation vaping devices increase risk to immune cells

July 7, 2022
With the FDA ordering Juul to stop selling their e-cigarette devices, UNC researchers, led by Dr. Ilona Jaspers, published the first study to compare the respiratory immune health effects of different types of devices.

Shaikh elected to American Society for Nutrition Board of Directors

July 6, 2022
Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named director-at-large for nutrition science mechanisms on the American Society for Nutrition's board of directors.

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas

July 6, 2022
Extreme heat events could become more intense and frequent, increasing the risk of harm to health and global economies and deepening climate injustices, according to new research from Dr. Yuqiang Zhang at the Gillings School.

Preventative therapy for malaria has positive effect on baby birth weight, unless intestinal pathogens are present

June 29, 2022
Recently published in eBioMedicine, this study represents work that originated with the late Gillings School professor Dr. Steve Meshnick.

Removing Medicaid prescription restrictions could improve treatment for opioid use disorder

June 24, 2022
Removing the Medicaid requirement for prior approval to fill prescriptions for buprenorphine, a common treatment for opioid use disorder, could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving medication.

Weber publishes 50th paper about coronaviruses and COVID-19

June 23, 2022
Infectious disease expert Dr. David Weber has reached a formidable hallmark: his 50th publication about coronaviruses and COVID-19. His research has played an important role in creating new policies and ways that we can keep ourselves and patients safe in community and hospital settings.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier named dean of Gillings School of Global Public Health

June 22, 2022
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an influential leader in public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, most recently, the executive director for Pandemic Prevention and Health Systems at the Skoll Foundation, has been appointed dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Sept. 1.

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