Tar Heel earns take two on Jeopardy!

January 8, 2024
Sophomore Rotimi Kukoyi competed in the quiz show’s Second Chance Tournament five years after appearing as a teen.

In memory of Dr. Ada Adimora, trailblazing physician scientist and mentor

January 5, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that the Gillings School shares the passing of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Adaora Adimora. She was a beloved mentor, tenacious colleague and globally renowned expert in HIV and AIDS.

Is radon linked to a health condition other than lung cancer?

January 5, 2024
New research led by Dr. Eric Whitsel has found that exposure to high levels of radon, an indoor air pollutant, is associated with an increased risk of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential in middle age to older women with ischemic stroke.

UNC Gillings community mourns Professor Emeritus Pranab Sen

January 5, 2024
The Gillings School community mourns the loss of Dr. Pranab Sen, professor emeritus of biostatistics, who passed away on December 31, 2023, at age 86.

SafeWalkers make nights more secure

December 22, 2023
Gillings student serves as a program manager for organization that helps Tar Heels get where they need to go safely during late hours.

New study reveals public perception of the seriousness of COVID-19 in comparison to other health problems in seven middle income countries

December 22, 2023
According to a recent study, most countries perceive respiratory illnesses caused by air pollution and smoking to be a more serious health problem than COVID-19.

Beech Award recognizes Atkinson’s use of data to confront disparities

December 20, 2023
Delton Atkinson, an alumnus of the Gillings School, has received the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award for overall achievement.

Olshan, Desrosiers will use CDC grant to improve understanding of birth defects

December 20, 2023
Two epidemiologists from the Gillings School have received funding from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to study risk factors for birth defects.

UNC launches innovative web tool to combat prostate cancer disparities in NC

December 18, 2023
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in North Carolina. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Carolina Demography are co-leading the effort to improve diagnostic and health outcomes for all North Carolinians with prostate cancer, including Black men and Native Americans, who are disproportionately affected.

Gillings School announces second annual Public Health Communications Fellows

December 14, 2023
Ethan Chupp and Shriti Pant will join the inaugural fellows as they explore public health communication for local N.C. health departments under the guidance of the Gillings School’s marketing and communications team.

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