October 13, 2022 New UNC research has found that the FDA's Real Cost ads effectively lowered teens' openness to vaping and smoking.
October 6, 2022 The Gillings School will receive special recognition during the ceremonies on University Day, which will mark the 229th anniversary of UNC’s founding. Alumni Dr. Nicole K. Bates and Dr. F. DuBois Bowman, along with staff member Charletta Sims Evans, will be celebrated, and two School researchers will share their latest findings.
October 3, 2022 “The affordable naloxone shortage is over,” says Dr. Nabarun (Nab) Dasgupta, Gillings Innovation Fellow and senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dasgupta is describing his work with nonprofit organization Remedy Alliance/For The People, which recently shipped the first batches of a new, more affordable version of naloxone — a drug that reverses opioid overdose.
Kryston receives inaugural environmental justice graduate research award from UNC Institute for the Environment
September 29, 2022 Amy Kryston, a graduate student at the Gillings School, has been named the inaugural recipient of the environmental justice graduate research award from the UNC Institute for the Environment.
September 28, 2022 How do you study race and racism when there’s no consensus on how these terms are used in research? New research from a collaborative team of doctoral students tackles this question and provides guidance for researchers across disciplines.
COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and prior infection provide durable protection against severe outcomes of infection
September 27, 2022 A new JAMA study of more than 10 million North Carolinians highlights just how effective COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and prior infection can be, both in reducing the risk of future infection and in preventing hospitalization and death.
September 22, 2022 Dr. Chantel Martin will receive this year’s Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research. Martin is an emerging national leader in research to understand how structural factors and social stressors in the U.S. become biologically embodied to impact health outcomes among racially and ethnically minoritized groups and produce health inequities.
Research finds reduced prenatal, postpartum care among states with punitive prenatal substance use policies
September 19, 2022 Prenatal and postpartum care for those who engage in substance use during pregnancy is more likely to be delayed or inadequate in states with policies that consider prenatal substance use to be child abuse or that require health care providers to report prenatal substance use to child welfare agencies.
September 15, 2022 Dr. Danyu Lin led research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine that assesses the level of immunity conferred by COVID-19 vaccination or previous SARS-CoV-2 infection among children. The findings provide crucial information for making decisions about vaccine boosters for children.
September 15, 2022 During the Fall 2020 semester, UNC explored hybrid options to minimize COVID-19 transmission while still offering an on-campus experience for students. New research from the Gillings School sheds light on how this experience impacted COVID-19 cases among undergraduates.