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Weber publishes 50th paper about coronaviruses and COVID-19

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.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier named dean of Gillings School of Global Public Health

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.

Grant explores little-understood effects of wildfire smoke

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.

Public health in practice: The NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

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.

Weideman wins multiple awards for biostatistical scholarship

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.