October 28, 2019 According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.
October 24, 2019 Professor Stephanie Wheeler is part of a research team that has received a 4-year, more than $1.87 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of establishing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina.
October 22, 2019 Research from UNC Gillings faculty shows insurance coverage among American Indians and Alaska Natives in midwestern regions is still lacking, despite Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions for these historically underserved populations.
October 21, 2019 Five graduates from the Department of Health Policy and Management have been selected to participate in NCHA's inaugural Healthcare Leadership Diversity Mentoring Program, with the aim of creating a culture of inclusion for up-and-coming leaders in the health care field.
October 21, 2019 In 1969, leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health got a request from State Health Director Jacob Koomen. Could they, he wondered, invent an advanced education curriculum for North Carolina county health directors — and deliver it remotely across the 100-county state? The answer, of course, was “yes.”
October 17, 2019 Incarcerated individuals who were placed in restrictive housing in North Carolina from 2000 to 2015 were 24% more likely to die in the first year after their release, compared to those who were not held in restrictive housing. In addition, people held in restrictive housing were 78% more likely to die from suicide, 54% more likely to die from homicide and 127% more likely to die from an opioid overdose in the first two weeks after their release.
October 17, 2019 Researchers at UNC, in collaboration with partners at North Carolina State University and The Ohio State University, have received a $2.5 million grant to improve health care services for new families after childbirth and during the transition home.
October 17, 2019 “Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”
October 16, 2019 The Gillings School has been selected to receive the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.
October 14, 2019 Professor Jonathan Oberlander tackled the evolving discourse political candidates are using to describe public health insurance policies in a September 2019 article for the Milbank Quarterly.