May 26, 2020 Solving complex economic, social and environmental problems requires working on interdisciplinary teams. A new nine-credit graduate certificate program, launching in the spring of 2021, will help students learn and practice design thinking and other required skills.
May 22, 2020 Agnes Ezekwesili, a Morehead-Cain Scholar and recent graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in nutrition, has received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership.
May 21, 2020 By “fishing” in a pool of more than one hundred billion potential antibodies — using a piece of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as bait — infectious disease scientists have isolated human monoclonal antibodies that completely neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women
May 20, 2020 Medical costs for metastatic breast cancer treatment are considerably higher than earlier-stage treatments, especially for younger women, according to a new study co-authored by Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Stephanie Wheeler.
May 19, 2020 On May 10, 640 students officially became graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Among that number, 13 stood out as the first cohort to graduate from MPH@UNC, the Gillings School’s online Master of Public Health program.
May 18, 2020 Without data on the effect of investigational drugs like remdesivir on pregnant and lactating women, many health care providers face a dilemma about whether to advise mothers infected with COVID-19 to suspend breastfeeding while undergoing treatment. In a new commentary, Dr. Alison Stuebe concludes that this could have a detrimental impact.
May 18, 2020 The asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 has created a significant challenge for public health experts. Learn how faculty and alumni in epidemiology, health behavior and biostatistics are working to track the spread of the disease through studies, contact tracing, modeling and more.
May 14, 2020 Mark Gordon, a Gillings School alumnus in health policy and administration, has been hired as president of Alamance Regional Medical Center. Gordon has also been named senior vice president with the Cone Health network of medical centers, of which Alamance Regional is a member.
May 13, 2020 Dengue viruses are estimated to cause ~390 million infections and 100 million cases each year around the globe. Because infection with one of the four unique dengue strains does not provide lasting immunity to the other strains, it has been especially difficult to create an effective vaccine.
May 12, 2020 The website papita.com is home to ITA, an artificial intelligence program that offers unique childcare tips to Spanish-speaking users based on their personal information. The site’s developers hope to promote healthy family habits while lowering parents’ stress — especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has families on lock down at home.