April 23, 2019 For this clinical trial, blood cells from HIV-positive participants receiving treatment with either Vorinostat or Panobinostat — both drug compounds that inhibit histone deacetylases — were evaluated to test the treatments’ impacts on the cells. "Our research," said Dr. David Margolis, "shows that the use of HDAC inhibitors in HIV-positive people has been safe.”
April 22, 2019 Riley Vickers, a doctoral student at the Gillings School, is one of 31 environmental engineering students in the country to win a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
April 22, 2019 Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the United States, according to researchers at the Gillings School, the CDC and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs, and 17 percent of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.
New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection
April 18, 2019 Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.
Researchers link vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy with neurobehavioral and metabolic disorders in offspring
April 16, 2019 The global prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) during pregnancy is high, estimated at up to 80 percent in the United States and up to 100 percent in Northern Europe.
April 16, 2019 Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.
April 9, 2019 Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
April 9, 2019 While Americans struggle to meet national guidelines for physical activity, new research shows that neighborhood parks continue to be underused by certain demographics, highlighting an untapped potential for the role of parks in contributing to the health of U.S. citizens.
April 9, 2019 This June, Karar Zunaid Ahsan, MIPH, MSc, will visit Lilongwe, Malawi, to kick off a year of service as a Policy Communication Fellow. He will expand on his extensive international experience by studying how to effectively communicate research findings to influence policy development on a global scale.
April 3, 2019 Meghan Shanahan, PhD, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, has been recognized for making a difference for families in North Carolina.