May 4, 2020 The N.C. Policy Collaboratory, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, will receive $29 million to study the treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package. The University has been on the forefront of national coronavirus research, thanks in large part to the efforts of researchers at the Gillings School.
April 21, 2020 In a pre-print study, researchers discuss the mortality burden of COVID-19 in South Korea — one of the first countries to report a case outside of China. They also share a mortality rate modeling approach that relies solely on publicly available data.
A new antiviral drug heading into clinical trials offers hope for COVID-19 treatment — in part because it can be taken as a pill
April 6, 2020 Scientists are hopeful that a new drug — called EIDD-2801 — could change the way doctors treat COVID-19. The antiviral shows promise in reducing lung damage, has finished testing in mice and will soon move to human clinical trials.
March 23, 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All Partnership convened an urgent virtual meeting to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in North Carolina — and to brainstorm potential responses.
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.
August 20, 2019 What connects South Africa, the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and public health teaching and research? Two words: Implementation science.
July 15, 2019 Two new papers co-authored by Dr. Alex White at the Gillings School promote the improvement of oral health by providing better training and support for the practitioners who serve in local communities.
June 18, 2019 This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach virus.
April 9, 2019 Out of the estimated 395,000 adults who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, only six percent survive to hospital discharge. Despite national efforts to improve this rate, it has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
February 14, 2019
A study conducted jointly by researchers at Diego Portales University, University of Chile and the Gillings School found that Chilean mothers understood and perceived the benefits of the country’s new policies aimed at combating childhood obesity -- and that their awareness influenced their spending habits. Dr. Lindsey Smith Taillie is a co-author.