October 12, 2020 Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research.
October 12, 2020 Kimberly Clement manages North Carolina’s Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP), in the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. Clement is responsible for oversight of the program and partnership building, but she says her job changed drastically when HPP activated for the COVID-19 response.
October 8, 2020 New research has found that trees and plants play an important role in the formation of cirrus clouds. This finding that has implications for agriculture, urban development and climate change modeling.
October 7, 2020 For the second year in a row, the Gillings School has been selected to receive the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.
October 5, 2020 One in seven Black women with breast cancer had delays in starting treatment, and Black women also had extended duration of treatment, according to a study led by researchers from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As COVID-19 highlights obesity’s harms, clear labels on unhealthy foods emerge as key strategy to improve nutrition
October 2, 2020 A new guide offers a roadmap for countries seeking to adopt front-of-package nutrition labels.
October 1, 2020 Dr. Michael (Mike) Demilt Aitken, age 64, professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, passed away September 19 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to support wider adoption of breastfeeding through $1.3M subcontract
October 1, 2020 Breastfeeding is a vital component of newborn and early child health, and members of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health are on the case. Faculty and staff within CGBI have received a subcontract for $1,352,970 from Abt Associates to provide training and technical assistance on the implementation of the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Styblo, Koller develop novel humanized mouse model with implications for studying arsenic exposure in humans
September 29, 2020 A new humanized mouse model represents pioneering work in the field of toxicology, paving the way for scientists around the globe to more accurately predict arsenic toxicity in humans.
Mercado builds systems to make care more affordable and confront the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines
September 28, 2020 Edwin Mercado came to the Gillings School to learn more about how to run a series of health care facilities in the Philippines and ensure affordable care for all. Now, he's steering a health care system through the COVID-19 pandemic.