June 29, 2020 Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a possible testing model for SARS-CoV-2 that could rapidly and efficiently screen 2 to 20 times as many people as an individual molecular-based test could.
North Carolina sees highest estimates to-date in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in 8-year-olds
June 25, 2020 The 2020 Community Report on Autism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes research from Dr. Julie Daniels, has found that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder detected in 8-year-olds in North Carolina was significantly higher than the national average. It also found that the prevalence detected in 4-year-olds was lower.
June 23, 2020 Amanda Holliday has been selected by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board to serve a three-year term as a program reviewer. Her term begins this month.
Most medical home care practices provide comparable quality mental health care, regardless of setting
June 22, 2020 Medical home care has been proposed as a solution to help those with serious mental illness use primary care more often, and new research from UNC has revealed that most medical homes provide a similar quality of care to these patients regardless of practice type.
June 22, 2020 Members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health have selected 2011 graduate Dr. Annie-Laurie McRee to receive the Sidney S. Chipman Award for 2020.
June 22, 2020 As part of her work coordinating COVID-19 protections for Spanish-speaking farmworkers in rural N.C., online MPH@UNC student Courtney Peragallo has seen the importance of applying public health principles in ways that promote empathy and cultural sensitivity.
June 22, 2020 A UNC-Chapel Hill student-led public health team places third among 3,500 participants in Oxford University’s global systems mapping competition, exploring racial and ethnic disparities in tobacco control.
June 15, 2020 The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently appointed UNC Gillings School alumnus Dr. Tom Handzel as global WASH coordinator at their Center for Global Health. (WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.)
June 15, 2020 Scientists have created a test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a unique part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can help document COVID-19 infections, identify asymptomatic virus infection and measure the level of immunity in individuals.
June 15, 2020 Master of Public Health student Jenna Nazario's practicum gave her an opportunity to serve on a COVID-19 recovery task force in Rockland County, New York. Now she's learning to find her voice as she brings a public health perspective to the development of the county's economic growth and recovery strategies.