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Devlin named chair of CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors

November 15, 2019
Dr. Leah McCall Devlin has been named chair of the CDC Foundation Board of Directors. The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by the United States Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.

Nutrition alumnus is putting patient care on wheels

November 11, 2019
Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.

Taking too many medications may increase frailty in older adults

November 7, 2019
New research from UNC Gillings suggests that the simultaneous use of five or more medications may contribute to frailty, which can leave older adults more vulnerable to worsening health outcomes, including hospitalizations, falls, disability and death.

Adimora elected to National Academy of Medicine

November 7, 2019
Dr. Adaora Adimora of the UNC Gillings School has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine — one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine — for her research on heterosexual HIV transmission and prevention among African Americans.

With $19.4M, UNC researchers will combat chronic illnesses linked with HIV

October 31, 2019
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study / Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study is a collaborative research effort to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions that affect people living with HIV. Dr. Adaora Adimora leads the UNC-Chapel Hill site, one of 13 across the country.