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.
Gillings School faculty member joins other experts in independent review of air quality standards, urges EPA to take appropriate action
November 12, 2019 Dr. Barbara Turpin serves as part of an expert group — disbanded by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018 — that has since stepped up as an independent body to provide scientific evidence on air pollution.
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.
November 8, 2019 Dr. Karine Dubé’s work underscores the need to combine behavioral and social sciences research methods in the search for a workable regimen to cure HIV.
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.
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.
November 6, 2019 The community at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrates the legacy of Professor and Chair Emeritus Dr. Peggy Leatt, who died on November 3 in Chapel Hill, NC.
October 31, 2019 New research conducted by researchers at the UNC Gillings School suggests that manipulating gut microbiota – microorganisms that live in the digestive tract – can mitigate the effects of arsenic exposure, a known cause of heart disease.
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.
October 30, 2019 In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.