UNC Gillings School receives 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

October 14, 2022
For the fourth consecutive year, the Gillings School has been named a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for commitment and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.

Improved toilets have positive impacts on quality of life, new measure shows

October 13, 2022
New research in Maputo, Mozambique, suggests there are broader benefits of high-quality toilets beyond reducing infectious disease.

UNC researchers find FDA Real Cost ads reduce teen openness to vaping

October 13, 2022
New UNC research has found that the FDA's Real Cost ads effectively lowered teens' openness to vaping and smoking.

3 from Gillings School community to be honored on University Day

October 6, 2022
The Gillings School will receive special recognition during the ceremonies on University Day, which will mark the 229th anniversary of UNC’s founding. Alumni Dr. Nicole K. Bates and Dr. F. DuBois Bowman, along with staff member Charletta Sims Evans, will be celebrated, and two School researchers will share their latest findings.

Kryston receives inaugural environmental justice graduate research award from UNC Institute for the Environment

September 29, 2022
Amy Kryston, a graduate student at the Gillings School, has been named the inaugural recipient of the environmental justice graduate research award from the UNC Institute for the Environment.

How epidemiology researchers discuss race and ethnicity

September 28, 2022
How do you study race and racism when there’s no consensus on how these terms are used in research? New research from a collaborative team of doctoral students tackles this question and provides guidance for researchers across disciplines.

COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and prior infection provide durable protection against severe outcomes of infection

September 27, 2022
A new JAMA study of more than 10 million North Carolinians highlights just how effective COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and prior infection can be, both in reducing the risk of future infection and in preventing hospitalization and death.

Martin receives 2022 Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research

September 22, 2022
Dr. Chantel Martin will receive this year’s Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research. Martin is an emerging national leader in research to understand how structural factors and social stressors in the U.S. become biologically embodied to impact health outcomes among racially and ethnically minoritized groups and produce health inequities.

Research finds reduced prenatal, postpartum care among states with punitive prenatal substance use policies

September 19, 2022
Prenatal and postpartum care for those who engage in substance use during pregnancy is more likely to be delayed or inadequate in states with policies that consider prenatal substance use to be child abuse or that require health care providers to report prenatal substance use to child welfare agencies.

Lin’s New England Journal of Medicine article makes case for children’s COVID-19 boosters

September 15, 2022
Dr. Danyu Lin led research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine that assesses the level of immunity conferred by COVID-19 vaccination or previous SARS-CoV-2 infection among children. The findings provide crucial information for making decisions about vaccine boosters for children.

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