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.
Many LGBT individuals believe HIV, AIDS are priority concern over other chronic diseases that affect LGBT communities
June 11, 2020 A quarter of participants in a national phone survey believe HIV and AIDS are the most serious health concerns LGBT communities are currently facing, over tobacco use and other chronic conditions, according to research from the Gillings School.
June 5, 2020 Dr. Paula Song has been named the 2020 recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
June 3, 2020 Warnings on sugary drinks could reduce a person's intent to purchase and consume them, according to new findings from Dr. Anna Grummon and Dr. Marissa Hall.
Researchers map how coronavirus infection travels through cells of nasal cavity and respiratory tract
June 2, 2020 A major study of novel coronavirus infection in human airways adds to evidence that wearing a mask is an important step toward limiting transmission of COVID-19. The lead authors of the study in the journal Cell are UNC-Chapel Hill virology expert Dr. Ralph Baric and pulmonary expert Dr. Richard Boucher.
June 1, 2020 A large-scale HIV study funded by NIAID and ViiV Healthcare halted early after cabotegravir, dosed every two months, showed higher efficacy than a daily oral pill.
June 1, 2020 The novel coronavirus pandemic has created and magnified health challenges on a global scale. In Africa, alumni Michael Wilson and Dr. Laura Hoemeke are working on both a grassroots and a policy level to protect communities and health care services that are most vulnerable.
June 1, 2020 UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC recently welcomed Dr. Susan Mims, a UNC Gillings alumna, as the chair of community and public health. Dr. Mims will help to lead the Asheville-based Master of Public Health program.
June 1, 2020 Two postdoctoral research associates from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center —both of whom earned doctoral degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health — have been announced as recipients of an award honoring the late Dr. Eddie Méndez.