U.S. Catholic hospitals saw more than 500,000 births in 2020, according to UNC-Duke research

March 21, 2023
Researchers at UNC and Duke have found that, in 2020, more than 500,000 U.S. births occurred in Catholic hospitals, which may not provide a full range of reproductive health care. Catholic hospitals were the predominant option for delivery care in more than 10% of U.S. counties, and many had no available alternative.

The Abstract: March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023
Manga receives Global Engineering Award for water and sanitation work, and Platt informs Congress about tick-borne disease.

Professorship supports Fry's work toward healthier N.C.

March 16, 2023
Rebecca Fry’s lab is one of the first to study the effects of prenatal exposure to toxic metals as it relates to the epigenome — she has shown how behaviors and the environment can cause changes that affect the way genes function. She launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and is using funds from the Angle Professorship and the UNC Superfund Research Program, which she directs, to work with North Carolina communities that have contaminated drinking water and provide them with cost-effective filters.

Kafka receives 2023 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award

March 16, 2023
Dr. Julie Kafka, a recent doctoral graduate in health behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named one of four 2023 recipients of The Graduate School's annual Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Awards.

NC legislators receive public health briefing at Gillings School

March 14, 2023
On March 13, sixteen senators and representatives from the N.C. General Assembly met with with Gillings students, faculty and School leaders.

Rosamond honored by American Heart Association for cardiovascular research mentorship

March 14, 2023
Dr. Wayne Rosamond is the 2023 recipient of the American Heart Association’s EPI Mentoring Award for superior mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiologic research.

Gillings School announces inaugural Public Health Communications Fellows

March 13, 2023
Master of Public Health students Amma Agyemang-Duah and Rachel Morrow are the Gillings School’s first-ever Public Health Communications Fellows.

An unexpected path to reducing child abuse and neglect investigations nationwide

February 23, 2023
Increased eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has been found to reduce the number of child protective services investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect nationwide.

The Abstract: February 20, 2023

February 20, 2023
New research on physical activity during pregnancy, human rights support for tobacco cessation and the association between socioeconomic mobility and depression.

Turpin advises on new EPA guidance to protect communities from harmful pollution

February 17, 2023
Dr. Barbara Turpin recently served on the Particulate Matter Review Panel of the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, which advised on new revisions to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particle pollution.

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