January 21, 2021 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists at UNC teamed up to create the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) to not only combat SARS-Cov-2 but also future viral outbreaks.
January 20, 2021 Messages that link COVID-19 to smoking may be effective in discouraging cigarette use, according to a study from health behavior researchers at UNC.
Gillings experts partner with Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland to develop COVID-19 safety training for construction sites
January 14, 2021 Gillings experts at the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center collaborated with Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland to create two virtual training resources that can help workers in the construction industry protect themselves and their worksites from COVID-19.
January 13, 2021 The Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School has been the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health since 2008. In fall 2020, it was redesignated as such for the third time.
January 13, 2021 Experts from the Gillings School and the Hussman School at UNC have published a new study suggesting that positive messages could be critical to increasing the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 5, 2021 Dr. Vivian Go is a social epidemiologist who designs, implements and evaluates HIV interventions among marginalized populations in Asia. She has worked for more than 15 years in Vietnam, and both a recent scientific publication and large grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) represent the continuation of her efforts to prevent HIV infection.
UNC road safety research explores strengthening Vision Zero plans to support injury reductions and health improvements
December 16, 2020 Local leaders now have a comprehensive guide for enacting Vision Zero plans to increase safe, healthy and equitable mobility in their own communities thanks to research from UNC and the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety.
December 15, 2020 A novel long-acting injectable therapy may soon make it easier for people living with HIV to manage their condition. Two researchers from the Public Health Leadership Program have outlined considerations for the effective implementation of this therapy.
December 4, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have developed a computational framework to generate evidence-based optimal cancer treatment decisions informed by a patient’s genomic biomarkers. The findings, which may aid in the development of precision cancer treatments, are published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
December 4, 2020 Child care workers are among the lowest paid workers in the United States, and they face a variety of health concerns. A 2020 study that sets the stage for a Total Worker Health® approach to improving their health outcomes has been named Paper of the Year by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.