School News

Americans are consuming less sugar but more nonnutritive sweeteners

July 29, 2020
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that United States household purchases of foods and beverages containing caloric sweeteners declined between 2002 and 2018. However, purchases of products containing both caloric sweeteners and nonnutritive sweeteners increased.

Puertas marshals resources to combat pandemic in 26 countries

July 28, 2020
Health policy and management alumnus Dr. Benjamin Puertas enrolled in the Gillings School out of a desire to expand his capacity to make a difference, though he had already founded a school of public health and helped many patients as a medical doctor. Now he is working to train health care workers and ensure the use of best practices in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suzanne Maman named associate dean for global health

July 28, 2020
Dr. Suzanne Maman has been appointed associate dean for global health, the Gillings School’s chief global leader and liaison, responsible for evolving global strategy and global health initiatives. She will begin this role on Sept. 1.

Antibody research shows promise in fight against COVID-19

July 23, 2020
Based on positive results published as a preclinical study, potently neutralizing antibodies show promise as a therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19. The monoclonal antibodies were isolated from the blood of a couple from Wuhan, China, who were diagnosed with COVID-19.