October 16, 2019 The Gillings School has been selected to receive the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.
October 14, 2019 Professor Jonathan Oberlander tackled the evolving discourse political candidates are using to describe public health insurance policies in a September 2019 article for the Milbank Quarterly.
October 11, 2019 The students, faculty and staff of the Gillings School work in more than 60 countries to address urgent global health challenges. Now, with the launch of a new global hub in Zambia, they have even more opportunities to engage.
October 9, 2019 Jessica Soldavini is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition who will investigate strategies to address food insecurity and improve dietary quality among low-income populations thanks to a new fellowship.
Saving mothers more effectively: With $13M, UNC faculty will build a national learning network to prevent deaths from pregnancy and childbirth
October 8, 2019 In the United States, mothers are dying. A recent America’s Health Rankings report listed the U.S. as having the highest maternal mortality rate in the world among developed countries. Now, with a total of $13 million in funding, three faculty members in the Gillings School will implement the Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program.
October 8, 2019 “Our recent and very preliminary data suggest that between 25 and 50 percent of public sector health care providers in western Kenya are absent at any given time,” says Dr. Katherine Tumlinson.
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.
October 3, 2019 Dr. Maya Nadimpalli, a master's and doctoral alumna of the Gillings School, has focused much of her work on eradicating antibiotic resistance among children in developing nations – efforts that recently were featured in Nature magazine’s Career Q&A.
October 2, 2019 Dr. Mario C. Battigelli, a former faculty member of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, died at home, surrounded by family, on September 27.
October 2, 2019 A randomized controlled trial from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health finds that even brief exposure to health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced purchases of those beverages, providing evidence that such warnings promote healthier drink choices.