STAT Madness is on

March 2, 2022
Two discoveries from Carolina are competing in this bracket-style national tournament to find the best innovations in science and medicine. Start voting!

Secret pacts between tobacco companies and retailers are a bad bargain for public health

February 22, 2022
Clandestine agreements between tobacco companies and retailers around the world are heavily incentivizing the sale and promotion of tobacco products and undermining public health efforts to decrease tobacco use.

Experiences of racism in adolescence raise risk of depression for Black women

February 22, 2022
Black women who frequently experience racism before age 20 are at higher risk of reporting depressive symptoms in adulthood than those who had fewer experiences of racism in early life, according to research from Gillings School epidemiologists.

Women in urban Senegal seek less biased contraceptive access

February 21, 2022
Women in urban Senegal seeking family planning services tend to avoid providers with a bias that would prevent them from acquiring their preferred method of contraception, according to new research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.

Author and activist Edgar Villanueva to speak at Gillings School’s 2022 Commencement

February 18, 2022
Edgar Villanueva, MHA, is an award-winning author, activist and expert on issues of race, wealth and philanthropy. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Gillings School and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.

Fernandez and Corbie-Smith author book highlighting vital role of community based change in achieving health equity

February 18, 2022
In a new book co-edited by UNC Gillings alum Dr. Claudia S.P. Fernandez and Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, healthcare experts from nurses to social workers present a way forward which represents a shift away from our fragmented and often judgmental approach to health.

NIH funds $2.8M Gillings research on personalized messaging for weight management app

February 17, 2022
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at the Gillings School develop personalized messaging strategies that nutrition apps can use to nudge users toward modifying behavior to meet their goals.

Carolina students shine a light on health equity research and advocacy at annual conference

February 17, 2022
Carolina students will shine a light on health equity research and advocacy at the annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 24 and 25.

Evidence suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted through wastewater

Feburary 16, 2022
There is no proof that people can contract COVID-19 from wastewater, according to a report by Dr. Mark Sobsey published in the Journal of Water & Health.

UNC researchers develop mapping tool to protect populations from environmental chemicals

February 15, 2022
A new tool developed by UNC environmental health researchers allows users to visualize trends in environmental contaminants, demographic information and environmental justice indicators across North Carolina.

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