July 21, 2020 Dr. Cheryl Anderson was named founding dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California San Diego.
‘Missing Mayberry’: Graduate student explores how whiteness shapes perceptions of health in the rural South
July 21, 2020 Nationwide, communities are embroiled in conversations and protests around structural racism, including inequities in the qualities and outcomes of health care for people of color. Also mirroring the national situation, however, white people in rural North Carolina are experiencing increases in early death at greater levels than any other racial group in the state.
No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures
July 21, 2020 Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, a UNC-Chapel Hill organization is reducing that stress.
July 16, 2020 Leaders at the Gillings School are committed to creating a more equitable world through inclusive teaching, research and practice. To support this mission, the School will no longer require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores from applicants to the Master of Public Health degree — the School’s largest degree program — and most other master’s-level graduate programs. This change is effective immediately.
July 15, 2020 Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis is part of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which has released new recommendations that aim to reduce the overconsumption of added sugars and alcohol in American diets.
July 15, 2020 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently awarded a $433,000 grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for laboratory equipment that will accelerate research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading maternal health advocacy groups tackle barriers to equitable maternity care for women and families of color
July 14, 2020 $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding will support COVID-19 related telehealth access and infrastructure for maternal health services.
July 14, 2020 Samuel Haddad, a 2018 UNC Gillings School nutrition alumnus, already was working in Laos with Population Services International to prepare for a public health emergency when COVID-19 began spreading on a global scale. His work there supported an effective national response to the pandemic.
July 14, 2020 Timothy Schwantes, an alumnus of both the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Social Work, was named a member of the 2020–2022 class of the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations.
July 14, 2020 Drs. Barbara Turpin, Glenn Morrison and Jason Surratt from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering have joined more than two hundred scientists in signing an open letter to the World Health Organization expressing concern about the potential airborne spread of COVID-19.