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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.

Can we reverse the rise in maternal mortality?

June 14, 2022
Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have joined forces to reverse rising maternal death rates in minorities. They’ve been invited to Oxford University in June to share their insights as part of a systems thinking competition among 44 top student teams from around the world.

Professorship supports Manga’s work to unlock secrets of safe sanitation

June 2, 2022
Dr. Musa Manga, whose postdoctoral research upended conventional wisdom about safe sanitation, adds to environmental health and engineering expertise at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. His appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering on June 1, 2022, bolsters ESE’s century-long record of responding to, planning for and working to mitigate evolving water-related public health threats.