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Researchers examine relationship of campus policies to prevalence of campus sexual assault

October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.

Olshan, Desrosiers awarded CDC grant to study risk factors for birth defects

October 16, 2018
Drs. Andrew Olshan and Tania Desrosiers have been awarded a five-year, $4.37M CDC grant to support the N.C. Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. The researchers will team with other research centers to pool data and maximize the potential for discovery and impact related to birth defects. Photo by Derek Thomson.

Bartram presents keynote address at Global Leadership Council

October 12, 2018
Dr. Jamie Bartram was honored on Oct. 4 at a meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. There, he delivered a keynote address on the importance of water in North Carolina and around the world, the challenges of ensuring safe water and sanitation, and the accomplishments of The Water Institute at UNC.

Mayer-Davis reappointed as nutrition chair

October 12, 2018
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been reappointed to a 5-year term as chair of the Gillings School's nutrition department. "I am impressed and highly motivated on a daily basis by the deep dedication and incredible talent of our department's students, faculty and staff,” she said.

ADHD medication use has increased, but some still do not receive needed treatment

October 11, 2018
Dr. Til Stürmer has co-authored a study showing that the use of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise in both adults and children worldwide, though at varying rates. The study, which analyzed the electronic patient records of more than 154 million people from 14 countries, was published in The Lancet Psychiatry. is a co-author on the paper. The study between 2001 and 2015 and provides

FDA turns to scientists at UNC to fill knowledge gaps in the opioid crisis

October 5, 2018 The FDA has commissioned a set of visionary studies to answer critical questions about the opioid crisis in the U.S. A four-year award of up to $6.6 million to UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky will ensure FDA’s readiness to evaluate innovative emerging technologies in pharmacology. Photo by Virginia Commonwealth University.