January 17, 2020 The Department of Health Policy and Management has been named a recipient of the Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and Canon Solutions America.
January 14, 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill researchers examined how negative media coverage of the HPV vaccine impacted vaccination rates in Denmark to better understand the damage misinformation causes.
Gillings research on broad-spectrum antiviral could aid public health response to coronavirus outbreaks
January 10, 2020 New research from scientists at the Gillings School reveals that, in mice, remdesivir is more therapeutically effective against the Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) than comparative antiviral treatments. This broad-spectrum antiviral drug could help public health workers respond more rapidly to coronavirus outbreaks.
January 3, 2020 Doctoral student Rumana Rabbani has taken a leadership role in empowering community health workers to address health inequities faced by those in marginalized communities.
December 19, 2019 Women who routinely use permanent hair dye may have a higher risk of breast cancer, according to research conducted by Carolyn Eberle, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the Gillings School.
December 19, 2019 Two UNC Gillings undergraduates support the work of Durham Volunteer Doulas, a nonprofit that provides free doula training and care to women living in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
December 15, 2019 Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues.
December 13, 2019 Family planning programs in Nigeria are successful in influencing the population to incorporate the practice of family planning and increase the use of contraception, but a plan to address the sustainability of these effects is necessary for long-term success, according to research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.
December 11, 2019 Chile has mandated some of the most stringent and comprehensive regulations of food marketing. New research from the Gillings School finds that after initial regulations were put in place in 2016, preschoolers’ exposure to child-targeted advertising of unhealthy foods decreased by 35%.
December 11, 2019 Pacific Island countries lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services. The Water Institute collaborated with UNICEF Pacific to investigate the problem.