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The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Keeping Communities Informed

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.

Adults in Mexico are consuming fewer soft drinks three years into a sugary-beverage tax

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.”

Carolina honors Katherine LeMasters for outstanding public service

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.”

UNC-based NC Policy Collaboratory to receive state funds to study and fight coronavirus

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.

Gillings alumnus appointed CEO of Community Care of North Carolina

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.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Voices from the Front Lines

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.