July 13, 2020 Public Health Leadership Program alumnus William Ray shares how his experience at Gillings eventually led him to a career managing an emergency response right here in our home state and the challenges that come with coordinating public health and public safety efforts in the midst of a pandemic.
‘She has a star in Chapel Hill’: Ethel Jean Jackson leaves indelible mark on public health education
July 13, 2020 The Gillings School celebrates the life of Ethel Jean Jackson, MPH, clinical assistant professor emerita and pioneer of the lay health advisor's role in health education. She leaves behind a legacy as a passionate advocate for community health outreach, particularly in communities of color.
July 10, 2020 The Harvey Award recognizes exemplary faculty who reflect UNC's commitment to innovative engagement and outreach that addresses real-world challenges.
July 9, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Gilead Sciences report that remdesivir greatly inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and also improved lung function in mice infected with the virus.
July 7, 2020 The Academic Women’s Network selected Gillings School alumna Dr. Randi Foraker to receive their 2020 Presidential Award for exceptional service in science and medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 6, 2020 The National Institutes of Health have launched a public-private partnership to identify effective treatments for COVID-19. Dr. Lisa LaVange of the Gillings School is supporting two committees in the partnership.
July 6, 2020 Exactly how does coronavirus spread in the air? What will get kids’ vaccinations back on track across the United States? How can public health practitioners work with church communities to spread accurate information about COVID-19? These are just three of the questions being explored by Gillings School researchers and their collaborators through a special COVID-19 round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards.
July 6, 2020 A recent study — the largest of its kind in any non-European population — demonstrates that while different populations of people share similar genetic predispositions for Type 2 diabetes, they also have some genetic variations that can alter their susceptibility to developing the disease.
July 3, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper has named Dr. Sandra B. Greene vice chair of the North Carolina State Healthcare Coordinating Council. This group develops the annual State Medical Facilities Plan, which guides health planning for N.C. health care facilities and services.
Reiter, Song co-author new edition of textbook on financial management for health care organizations
July 1, 2020 Drs. Kristin Reiter and Paula Song have collaborated on the seventh edition of Gapenski’s Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, to be released this month.