New study examines COVID-19 cases among UNC students during Fall 2020

September 15, 2022
During the Fall 2020 semester, UNC explored hybrid options to minimize COVID-19 transmission while still offering an on-campus experience for students. New research from the Gillings School sheds light on how this experience impacted COVID-19 cases among undergraduates.

Specific sequence of drugs reduces cost of treating metastatic breast cancer while preserving quality of life

September 13, 2022
For some types of metastatic breast cancer, giving standard chemotherapy drugs in a specific sequence can reduce overall costs and improve the value of care while preserving quality of life.

Doctors assess opportunities gained, lost through Medicare’s annual wellness visits

September 8, 2022
Dr. John Batsis and colleagues' analysis of Medicare’s annual wellness visits finds that the one-size-fits-all approach needs an upgrade to truly help seniors live more healthy lives.

Clinical Scholars leadership training creates new opportunities to advance health equity

September 8, 2022
Researchers in the Clinical Scholars program at UNC are uncovering new ways to ensure that inclusive leadership training can support institutional change and reduce the racial inequities perpetuated by health care systems.

Maternal and child health supplement provides strategies to strengthen the workforce

September 7, 2022
Dorothy Cilenti and Leslie deRosset, in the UNC Gillings Department of Maternal and Child Health, are among the co-editors of a special supplement to the Maternal and Child Health Journal titled “Developing and Strengthening the Current and Future MCH Public Health Workforce: Building Capacity, Aligning Systems and Addressing Emerging Challenges.” The articles cover a wide range of topics related to the work of providing continuing education and workforce development to those working in state and local maternal and child health.

Healthy Helping program made fruits and vegetables affordable for more North Carolinians during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 1, 2022
North Carolinians living on low incomes who received a monthly fruit and vegetable benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic enjoyed the flexibility to choose more and a greater variety of nutritious foods during a time of profound food insecurity.

Kosorok named president-elect of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

August 30, 2022
Dr. Michael R. Kosorok has been named president-elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a nonprofit organization that fosters the development and dissemination of theory and applications of statistics and probability.

Monaco named assistant dean of undergraduate degree programs

August 29, 2022
Dr. Jane Monaco will serve as the Gillings School's assistant dean of undergraduate degree programs beginning Sept. 1.

Researchers suggest more detailed alcohol warning labels could reduce health harms

August 27, 2022
You know drinking alcohol isn’t the best thing for your health, but just how bad is it? After all, in the United States, two thirds of adults report some degree of alcohol use. In a new study, researchers propose updating alcohol container warning labels with clear guidance to help consumers make more informed decisions about how much they imbibe.

Shelus studies antimalarial drug use and practice at drug shops in Uganda

August 25, 2022
Recent doctoral alumna Victoria Shelus conducted her dissertation research in Bugoye, Uganda, to understand the role that local drug shops play in making antimalarial treatments more accessible and how they can be leveraged to manage the spread of malaria in the region.

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