The Abstract: February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024
New faculty honors and achievements for Woods, Zhu and Stuebe, plus new research funding and publications for doctoral students in health policy and management and biostatistics.

Infant feeding toolkit supports family caregivers by highlighting importance of mental health, social support and adequate time

February 1, 2024
By providing easy-to-use guidance on relevant measurement tools, researchers hope to promote broader incorporation of caregiver resources into child feeding interventions.

University collaboration to create public depository of nearly 4 million documents associated with NC vaping settlement

February 2, 2024
A partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco will create an online searchable public depository of roughly 4 million internal documents from the state of North Carolina’s $47.8 million settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs.

Radon-associated cardiovascular risks highlight need for household testing

January 31, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School have published two studies that highlight emerging associations between home radon concentrations, a common blood abnormality in older women and risk of stroke.

Digital solutions to reduce violence against women

January 29, 2024
Dr. Abigail Hatcher is collaborating with behavioral insight experts to find innovative solutions that can decrease violence against women and girls. Their recently-developed WhatsApp chatbot is a promising option.

Continuing to learn about coronaviruses

January 26, 2024
There is still much to learn about viruses in the coronavirus family. The lab of Dr. Ralph Baric remains among the world’s leaders in coronavirus research, exploring questions like “Where did COVID-19 originate?” and developing treatments for future coronaviruses. 

Can expanding SNAP policies help reduce substance misuse in the US?

January 25, 2024
A recent study from Gillings School researchers shows that state adoption of policies to expand SNAP eligibility could potentially help reduce substance use disorders and overall substance misuse in the U.S.

Formerly incarcerated people have twice the risk of death by suicide, study finds

January 24, 2023
A recent study is the first since 2007 to evaluate the suicide risk of North Carolinians who have been incarcerated compared to those who have not.

New study shows benefits of breast cancer screening

January 24, 2024
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler and colleagues endorsed the use of simulation models to assess the impact of cancer screening and treatment on mortality.

Gillings School to partner in environmental engineering and materials engineering tracks in new undergraduate degree in applied sciences

January 22, 2024
The UNC Gillings School's Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Applied Sciences are partnering to offer a new degree.

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