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'Naloxone shortage is over,’ says co-founder of Remedy Alliance

October 3, 2022
“The affordable naloxone shortage is over,” says Dr. Nabarun (Nab) Dasgupta, Gillings Innovation Fellow and senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dasgupta is describing his work with nonprofit organization Remedy Alliance/For The People, which recently shipped the first batches of a new, more affordable version of naloxone — a drug that reverses opioid overdose.

UNC landmark study paves the way for universal obstetric ultrasound

April 7, 2022
Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound.

The pills to fight COVID-19

January 12, 2022
There are new weapons in the war against COVID-19: antiviral pills that fight the virus before it multiplies and causes major damage.

Building a better bassinet

November 9, 2021
Carolina faculty helped develop an innovative hospital bassinet that enables breastfeeding and chestfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and mother-infant bonding while improving newborn safety.

Helping Durham get ‘Back on the Bull’ during COVID-19

May 24, 2021
In Durham, North Carolina — less than 15 miles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — a public health campaign called “Back on the Bull” has been supporting local businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gillings School became involved when the Mayor of Durham invited faculty members to manage a community health ambassador program with the goal of helping small businesses in Durham County reopen safely following lockdown.

What is an innovation champion — and how can we support them?

March 23, 2021
Dr. Christopher M. Shea of the Department of Health Policy and Management proposes a new model of research on implementation champion impact, with the ultimate goal of disseminating evidence-based tools for health system leaders to support champions within their organizations.