At-home antibody tests can alert people if they need another COVID-19 vaccine

July 11, 2024
This research is timely because, while more than 95% of people in the United States had antibodies from either infection or vaccination by the end of 2022, immunity wanes over time — especially against new variants.

UNC Gillings researcher participates in $6.5 million grant to study links between human health and Great Lakes algal blooms

June 6, 2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Dr. Hans W. Paerl will join researchers at the University of Michigan for a five-year federal grant to host a center for studying links between climate change, harmful algal blooms and human health.

Oral nucleoside antiviral is progressing toward future pandemic preparedness

May 23, 2024
An orally administered investigational antiviral — obeldesivir — is broadly effective against coronaviruses.

Combining food taxes and subsidies can lead to healthier grocery purchases for low-income households

April 9, 2024
Households buy fewer sugary drinks and more fruits and vegetables under simulated tax policies — without losing money or feeling unsatisfied.

New research highlights inequities in treatment of postpartum depressive symptoms

April 1, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School and Columbia University have uncovered significant underdiagnosis and undertreatment of postpartum depressive symptoms, as well as stark racial and ethnic inequities in treatment for those with postpartum depressive symptoms.

Study links gender nonconformity and sexual orientation with lower socioeconomic status

February 6, 2024
Socioeconomic status — frequently measured as a combination of education, income and occupation — has a huge impact on health outcomes.

Infant feeding toolkit supports family caregivers by highlighting importance of mental health, social support and adequate time

February 1, 2024
By providing easy-to-use guidance on relevant measurement tools, researchers hope to promote broader incorporation of caregiver resources into child feeding interventions.

Radon-associated cardiovascular risks highlight need for household testing

January 31, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School have published two studies that highlight emerging associations between home radon concentrations, a common blood abnormality in older women and risk of stroke.

Digital solutions to reduce violence against women

January 29, 2024
Dr. Abigail Hatcher is collaborating with behavioral insight experts to find innovative solutions that can decrease violence against women and girls. Their recently-developed WhatsApp chatbot is a promising option.

‘Human’ touch improves weight-management apps

January 9, 2024
UNC Gillings School nutrition experts personalize advice on smartphone apps to make them more effective.

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