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.
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.
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.
June 15, 2022 Friend, mentor, teacher, researcher and scholar Dr. Gerardo Heiss passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, in Chapel Hill.
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.
June 10, 2022 The North Carolina Partnership for Excellence in Applied Epidemiology is an applied public health research, educational and practice collaborative to promote best practices that improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and the global community.
June 9, 2022 Researchers discuss the lack of diversity in epigenomic studies, which undermines scientists’ ability to understand the causes and risks of disease in different groups of people.
June 2, 2022 The new technology is estimated to detect cases of trachomatous trichiasis with 92% accuracy.
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.
June 1, 2022 Emilia Ndely-Ogundipe has been selected for the 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. In this role, she will work with the U.S. Department of Labor to develop impactful products and services that center users.