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Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in women, study finds

November 7, 2017 Studies have shown that women have greater difficulty in quitting smoking than do men, and a new study of mice by researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health explores why that may be the case. Led by Dr. Kun Lu, the study finds that nicotine has a different impact upon the relationship of the brain and gut in women.

Five new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded

October 5, 2017 Five teams of Gillings School researchers and their collaborators have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs), beginning this fall. The teams are led by Drs. Orlando Coronell, Stephanie Engel, Emily Gower, Stephen Marshall and Kristen Hassmiller-Lynch, and Steven Meshnick. The awards are administered by Research, Innovation and Global Solutions, the Gillings School unit that manages programs funded by the $50 million Gillings gift.

Pence, Hosseinipour to lead NIMH grant on mental health treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

September 28, 2017 Dr. Brian Pence will serve as co-principal investigator for a five-year, $3.6 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health to the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. The project focuses on implementation science research and capacity building around mental health treatment delivery in Malawi and Tanzania.

Savings less than expected for generic oral chemotherapy, study finds

September 11, 2017 A study by Dr. Stacie Dusetzina, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, determined that the cost savings for a generic version of an orally administered cancer treatment were less than expected -- a finding that questions the impact generic drugs can have on controlling health-care costs.

Bringing implementation science to Africa

August 29, 2017 Drs. Rohit Ramaswamy and Audrey Pettifor are interviewed about implementation science courses they teach at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.