July 6, 2022 Extreme heat events could become more intense and frequent, increasing the risk of harm to health and global economies and deepening climate injustices, according to new research from Dr. Yuqiang Zhang at the Gillings School.
Preventative therapy for malaria has positive effect on baby birth weight, unless intestinal pathogens are present
June 29, 2022 Recently published in eBioMedicine, this study represents work that originated with the late Gillings School professor Dr. Steve Meshnick.
June 24, 2022 Removing the Medicaid requirement for prior approval to fill prescriptions for buprenorphine, a common treatment for opioid use disorder, could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving medication.
June 23, 2022 Infectious disease expert Dr. David Weber has reached a formidable hallmark: his 50th publication about coronaviruses and COVID-19. His research has played an important role in creating new policies and ways that we can keep ourselves and patients safe in community and hospital settings.
June 22, 2022 Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an influential leader in public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, most recently, the executive director for Pandemic Prevention and Health Systems at the Skoll Foundation, has been appointed dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Sept. 1.
June 22, 2022 Top pharmaceutical research organization IQVIA has appointed Dr. Christina Mack, alumna and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings, as chief scientific officer for the company’s Real World Solutions arm.
June 16, 2022 A new study from recent MPH@UNC graduate Emilly Grant assesses what scientists currently know about the long-term health effects of wildfire exposure – and what they don’t. Her findings underscore an urgent need for greater scrutiny of these health impacts in the face of growing risk from devastating wildfires that are increasing in frequency.
June 14, 2022 The NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center engages in public health practice that improves child care throughout North Carolina by training and supporting health professionals who work with programs to assess, plan, implement and evaluate strategies to achieve high quality, safe and healthy child care environments.
June 15, 2022 Doctoral candidate Ann Marie Weideman has received two prestigious scholarships in the field of statistics: the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship, which is named after the founder of the UNC Gillings Department of Biostatistics and is conferred by the American Statistical Association, and the Ellis R. Ott Scholarship from the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality.
June 15, 2022 Friend, mentor, teacher, researcher and scholar Dr. Gerardo Heiss passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, in Chapel Hill.