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.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Bill Sollecito will retire in June after 23 years of service on the faculty of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
June 29, 2020 In January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Gillings School alumna and adjunct faculty member Dr. Lisa Koonin, one of the "architects of social distancing," to develop guidance for the health system's response to COVID-19.
June 29, 2020 Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a possible testing model for SARS-CoV-2 that could rapidly and efficiently screen 2 to 20 times as many people as an individual molecular-based test could.
North Carolina sees highest estimates to-date in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in 8-year-olds
June 25, 2020 The 2020 Community Report on Autism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes research from Dr. Julie Daniels, has found that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder detected in 8-year-olds in North Carolina was significantly higher than the national average. It also found that the prevalence detected in 4-year-olds was lower.
June 23, 2020 Amanda Holliday has been selected by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board to serve a three-year term as a program reviewer. Her term begins this month.
Most medical home care practices provide comparable quality mental health care, regardless of setting
June 22, 2020 Medical home care has been proposed as a solution to help those with serious mental illness use primary care more often, and new research from UNC has revealed that most medical homes provide a similar quality of care to these patients regardless of practice type.
June 22, 2020 Members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health have selected 2011 graduate Dr. Annie-Laurie McRee to receive the Sidney S. Chipman Award for 2020.