Kumar invited to join Africa CDC task force on health information exchange systems

February 11, 2020
In order to develop optimal policies and standards for health information systems across the African Union, Manish Kumar, MPH, has been invited to join the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)'s Health Information Exchange Task Force. Along with other subject matter experts, he will provide guidance on the effective collection, analysis and exchange of health data.

Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

November 22, 2019
A study from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest cancer types.

With ~$52M in funding from NIH HEAL Initiative, Gillings School researchers join fight against national opioid crisis

October 1, 2019
To reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the United States, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in funding across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. Researchers at the Gillings School are leading one of the 375 grant awards, which focuses on back pain.

UNC faculty member urges academics to prepare for future of epidemiology

September 20, 2019
Dr. Andrew Olshan feels the best way to implement change in the evolving field of epidemiology is through developing a clear vision for how to train future students.

UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

May 2, 2019
Funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.

Research team proposes healthier living through our mobile devices

February 8, 2019
A team of Gillings School researchers set out to develop a statistical method that can be used in conjunction with data from continuous glucose monitors to help people with Type 1 diabetes better manage their disease. Photo by Alan Levine.

Faculty members awarded inaugural grants to improve diagnosis, treatment of cancer

January 29, 2019
Drs. Melissa Troester and Yuchao Jiang were among the recipients of the Computational Medicine Pilot Grant Awards.

UNC Study: Improvements in WIC packaging led to overall food choice improvements

An improvement in the food choices and nutritional content of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), packages has produced analogous changes in overall food purchase habits... Read more »

New research on global surface ozone levels highlights regions, populations most affected by air pollution

February 7, 2018 Dr. Joseph Pinto is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the universities of Leicester and Edinburg and 12 other institutions.

UNC study links low carbohydrate intake to increased risk of birth defects

January 25, 2018 Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant may want to avoid diets that reduce or eliminate carbohydrates, as such diets could increase the risk of having babies with neural tube birth defects, according to a study led by Dr. Tania Desrosiers.

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