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.
February 13, 2019
On Feb. 20, Dr. Wayne Rosamond and others will begin testing and simulations on campus of drones designed to deliver automated external defibrillators to people who have experienced cardiac arrest.
January 31, 2019
Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy will lead a project team that will scale up an innovative triage system to high-risk obstetric hospitals. Photo of maternity clinic in Ghana courtesy of USAID.
January 14, 2019
Doctoral student Josie Caves and Drs. Shabbar Ranapurwala, Beth Moracco and Steve Marshall are co-authors of a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Photo by Hayley Rivera.
Improved training, learning opportunities would help to meet UN’s ambitious water, sanitation, hygiene goals
January 14, 2019
New research from doctoral student Karen Setty and Dr. Jamie Bartram could benefit the WaSH community by engaging multiple parties to develop a set of common global research priorities. Photo by Shawn/Creative Commons.
Outreach on private well and septic-system maintenance crucial to water quality in ‘underbounded’ communities
December 21, 2018
Many private well owners in areas that have been excluded from municipal water and sewer services are not informed appropriately about the guidelines or importance of routine water testing, according to recent research from faculty members and students at the Gillings School.
November 3, 2018
Gentry was invited to speak at the international workshop in Ankara by his former student, Guy Valente, now a program officer with The Hague's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Photo by Ruth Hartnup.
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.
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.