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.
May 18, 2021 Researchers with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will use centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant to help doctor's offices across North Carolina take a shot at COVID-19 vaccination.
May 4, 2021 Five Master of Public Health students were among the E(I) Lab's sixth cohort, recently honored for innovation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary collaboration to solve challenges in health care.
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.
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 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.
October 14, 2020 The United States should require prominent warning labels on front-of-product packaging to alert consumers when food products contain high levels of unhealthy nutrients, according to a recent JAMA Viewpoint article co-authored by Gillings School faculty member Marissa Hall.
As COVID-19 highlights obesity’s harms, clear labels on unhealthy foods emerge as key strategy to improve nutrition
October 2, 2020 A new guide offers a roadmap for countries seeking to adopt front-of-package nutrition labels.
September 16, 2020 Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests take place in the United States. An estimated 90% of the people who experience one do not survive. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team led by Dr. Wayne Rosamond describes a new method to give bystanders life-saving access to AEDs: drone delivery.
August 31, 2020 A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill captures many of the features of human disease and has helped advance a vaccine candidate to clinical trial.