September 13, 2018 UNC undergraduates Lucy Best, Emily Kian and Eliza Harrison (an ESE student) make up team Phyta, a seaweed cultivation initiative hoping to win the prestigious Hult Prize.
Deliver Proven Solutions Faster – Implementation Science
July 5, 2018 Utilizing the expertise of the Baric Lab at the UNC Gillings School, Gilead Sciences is making breakthroughs in developing drugs to fight some of the world’s deadliest viruses. The Gilead broad-spectrum treatment that was tested and proven in the Baric Lab, now known as Remdesivir, was deployed for use in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bartram, Brocklehurst invited, in new Nature journal, to critique UN’s global goals for water and sanitation
May 9, 2018 Dr. Jamie Bartram and Clarissa Brocklehurst are co-first authors of a paper that reviews implementation targets and indicators for the United Nations' sustainable development goal for water and sanitation. Their observations were published April 26 in the new open access journal, NPJ Clean Water.
May 1, 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill has launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, aimed at protecting those who are particularly vulnerable to diseases caused by environmental factors. Dr. Rebecca Fry, Institute director, works with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to translate scientific discoveries into effective, easy-to-apply solutions that improve people's health.
March 28, 2018 UNC Gillings' Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.
March 13, 2018 The President's Cancer Panel, chaired by Dean Barbara K. Rimer, reports that urgent action must be taken to address the dramatic rise of cancer drug prices and to better align prices with value.
March 2, 2018 In two recent publications, Dr. Bert Peterson, director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health, shared his thoughts about implementation science and the challenges and potential inherent in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
December 4, 2017 UNC has launched the Center on Financial Risk, a partnership between the Gillings School's Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the UNC Institute for the Environment. Dr. Greg Characklis, Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor, is the center's director.
November 15, 2017 Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy was a key member of a team that won the American Evaluation Association’s 2017 Outstanding Evaluation Award, announced by the Association on Nov. 3.