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Ammerman recognized by UNC Center for Public Service for engaged research in NC

April 15, 2018
Dr. Alice Ammerman (first on left) was honored recently with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost’s Engaged Scholarship Award. Ammerman was recognized for engaged research with the Heart Healthy Lenoir project, a partnership to reduce heart disease in an area of North Carolina often referred to as the ‘stroke belt.’

Pam Haines, former nutrition faculty member, dies at 70

April 13, 2018
Dr. Pamela Sue Haines, nutrition professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for 25 years, died at her home in Hillsborough, N.C., on April 10. She was 70 years old.

UNC study suggests DNA methylation as potential biomarker for cervical dysplasia

April 6, 2018
A new study co-authored by researchers in the UNC Gillings School is among the first to assess DNA methylation of imprinted genes as a potential biomarker for the progression of cervical dysplasia.

Gillings School students claim 7 of Graduate School’s 22 Impact and Horizon awards

April 4, 2018
Seven graduate students from the UNC Gillings School won the Graduate School’s Impact and Horizon awards, established to recognize research that benefits the people of North Carolina.

Tully hopes to serve mothers, infants with innovative new bassinet

March 28, 2018
UNC Gillings’ Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.

Expert commentary illuminates differing mental health needs among unique displaced populations

March 28, 2018

Dr. Dilshad Jaff, a Baghdad-trained physician with extensive experience in international conflict zones, responds to a briefing document from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Some progress seen reducing breast cancer among African American women in Edgecombe County

Racial disparities among breast cancer cases Edgecombe County appears to be less profound than in 2007 when a seminal report on breast cancer was issued, but while some positive change has been seen in ongoing local efforts to improve breast cancer knowledge and care, other efforts have still fallen short. Those are the findings of… Read more »

Adimora, Margolis awarded distinguished professorships

March 22, 2018
Drs. Adaora Adimora and David Margolis, both professors of epidemiology at the Gillings School, have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors. The five-year professorship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UNC School of Medicine.

Alumnus honored with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award

March 15, 2018
Dr. Diego Garza, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored March 9 with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award. Garza is director of telehealth at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare PLLC, in Durham, N.C.

Federal panel calls for urgent collaborative action to align cancer drug prices with value

March 13, 2018
The President’s Cancer Panel, chaired by Dean Barbara K. Rimer, reports that urgent action must be taken to address the dramatic rise of cancer drug prices and to better align prices with value.