Gillings researchers receive EPA grant to study PFAS in outdoor air

May 18, 2022
Environmental sciences and engineering researchers at the Gillings School have been awarded nearly $800,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new analytical methods that can improve the detection of emerging air pollutants like PFAS.

Aubert appointed interim dean of Brown University School of Public Health

May 18, 2022
The Brown University School of Public Health has selected Dr. Ronald Aubert to serve as interim dean.

Excessive drinking’s growing financial toll in NC outpaced inflation, creating heavy societal costs

May 18, 2022
Excessive drinking cost North Carolinians $9.73 billion, or $2.09 per drink, in 2017 – a 38% increase over excessive drinking costs in 2010.

Conery offered summer internship with US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

May 16, 2022
Karlyn Conery, a Master of Public Health student in the Leadership in Practice concentration, is one of 22 undergraduate and graduate students selected for a summer 2022 internship with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

UNC Gillings-RTI “PHield Trip” highlights institutional partnerships, global health

May 13, 2022
RTI International and the Gillings School recently gave students an in-depth look at the broad impact of their partnership during the school’s annual “Virtual PHield Trip."

Prenatal substance use linked to inadequate prenatal, perinatal care

May 11, 2022
Gillings School maternal and child health researchers found that people who engage in prenatal substance use are more likely to initiate prenatal care later and receive inadequate care before and after birth, with the most pronounced differences in those who report illicit substance use.

Salzberg receives inaugural Faculty Award for Global Excellence

May 11, 2022
Dr. Aaron Salzberg, director of The UNC Water Institute, is one of three Carolina faculty to receive the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs’ inaugural Faculty Award for Global Excellence in recognition of his contributions to advance global partnerships, education and research at UNC.

Gillings School’s 82nd commencement celebrates the class of 2022

May 9, 2022
During the Gillings School’s 2022 Commencement celebration on May 7, 517 students were awarded degrees.

Chamberlin named associate dean for communications and marketing

May 9, 2022
In recognition of the pivotal support that communication provides to the mission of the Gillings School, Matthew Chamberlin has been appointed associate dean for communications and marketing, effective May 1.

Woods to serve on EPA Board of Scientific Counselors subcommittee

May 5, 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Dr. Courtney Woods to serve on the Social and Community Science subcommittee of the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). This new subcommittee will lend expertise in support of the agency’s commitment to supporting communities and community science.

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