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.
May 28, 2020 A North Carolina cancer cluster advisory panel chaired by Dr. Andrew Olshan has released a proposal with five recommendations to improve how the state should investigate a potential cancer cluster.
Medical home care has mixed effect on patients with mental and physical illnesses, UNC research shows
May 27, 2020 For patients with both mental and physical illnesses, medical home care could decrease hospital admissions and increase access to outpatient services, according to new findings from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
May 26, 2020 In the first COVID-19 case series study of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC researchers report sobering results. They say the drug should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine tocilizumab’s true efficacy.