May 12, 2020 For years, the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study has been monitoring the increase in diabetes cases in young people across the United States. A new update in that data shows that this increase is continuing in five U.S. locations, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities.
May 11, 2020 The digital space has made information about COVID-19 more accessible than ever – but not more accurate. Students in maternal and child health, the Public Health Leadership Program and environmental sciences and engineering are generating solutions to communicate public health information factually and effectively to communities in need.
May 6, 2020 “These results show that the tax is lowering the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks among an adult cohort over the first three-years of the tax implementation,” says Dr. Shu Wen Ng. “In particular, it lowered the proportion of medium and high consumers of the beverages, while increasing the share of adults who were low-consumers and non-consumers.”
May 6, 2020 An interdisciplinary team of doctoral and graduate students – including Mekhala Dissanayake, Erica Zeno, Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman – recently won first place in the North Carolina Well-Being Data Analysis Competition.
May 6, 2020 Katherine LeMasters, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received an Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for her work on the partnership-driven research project “MI-PHOTOS: Mothers Informing Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Outcomes Through StOry Sharing.”
May 5, 2020 Clara Eichler, Catherine McManus and Haley Plaas — all students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering — were awarded 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
May 4, 2020 The N.C. Policy Collaboratory, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, will receive $29 million to study the treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package. The University has been on the forefront of national coronavirus research, thanks in large part to the efforts of researchers at the Gillings School.
May 4, 2020 The Board of Directors of Community Care of North Carolina, Inc., has announced the appointment of CCNC President Tom Wroth, MD, MPH, as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Wroth — who is an alumnus of the Gillings School — will take on the new role beginning July 1, 2020.
Stuebe and Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute collaborate on federal law and health policy report
May 4, 2020 Dr. Alison Stuebe, in collaboration with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, has co-authored a new report from the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The report seeks to raise awareness about the role law and policy have to play in increasing the rates of breastfeeding in the U.S. as part of a broader strategy to improve population health.
May 4, 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Gillings School students and alumni across North Carolina are doing tireless work on the front lines in response to surging health care needs. Students and alumni from health policy and management, the Public Health Leadership Program and health behavior share their stories and experiences.