February 4, 2020 Can vitamin D influence the link between a group of unhealthy chemicals and breast cancer? With new funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), doctoral student Joyce Rhoden will investigate that exact question.
February 4, 2020 EMS transport times are higher for patients in rural areas of the United State than for those in urban areas, and new research from doctoral student Katherine Miller's team has found that hospital closures in rural areas increase those transport times.
February 3, 2020 The National Cancer Institute has named Dr. Satish Gopal director of the Center for Global Health. He assumes his new role today.
February 3, 2020 Dr. Edwin Fisher and Peers for Progress have collaborated with colleagues in Shanghai on a paper showing the contributions of peer support to diabetes management as part of a special section of Translational Behavioral Medicine devoted to prevention and management of diabetes in varied international settings.
January 28, 2020 Dr. Karin Yeatts has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health as the 2020 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for her commitment to outstanding teaching, research and mentorship.
January 27, 2020 Dr. Laura Magaña, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, will be the commencement speaker at the Gillings School's 2020 spring graduation. Previously, she was dean of the School of Public Health at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico.
January 25, 2020 The United States Department of Health and Human Services should focus funding on holistic, evidence-based, population-wide adolescent health programs that consider adolescent risk-taking as normative, according to a new report.
January 23, 2020 Dr. Laura Linnan is first author on a paper about workplace health in the United States that has been chosen by the American Journal of Health Promotion as the Editor-in-Chief Paper of the Year for 2019 and one of nine on the “Best of 2019 List.”
January 22, 2019 As the Gillings School community launches into a new decade, many public health challenges remain in our back yards and around the world. From understanding the opioid epidemic to evaluating the dangers of vaping, our researchers are tackling urgent challenges — and we are sharing their findings.
Study in more than 165,000 participants supports connection between particulate matter air pollution and inflammation
January 21, 2020 A new study indicates that mid- to long-duration exposure to ambient particulate matter in air pollution is associated with increased inflammatory responses in diverse U.S. populations. This research supports an already established connection between exposure to particulate matter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.