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.
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.
September 8, 2017 Kea Turner, a doctoral candidate in the health policy and management department, is co-principal investigator on a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation that will analyze barriers to organizational change in community pharmacies.
August 31, 2017 More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study co-authored by Gillings School doctoral student Juan Carlos Caro and Drs. Shu Wen Ng, Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry M. Popkin. Photo by Stephany Duda.
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.
August 24, 2017 An evaluation of North Carolina's statewide Project Lazarus program found that two intervention strategies successfully reduced deaths from opioid overdose.
July 20, 2017 In a PLOS Medicine article, Dr. Satish Gopal outlines a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure. Photo by Caitlin Kleiboer.
May 17, 2017 On May 4, students, faculty and researchers from across UNC came together with representatives from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and King’s College London to share experiences with developing academic programs in implementation science.
The Aquagenx water quality test kit, which was developed by a researcher at the Gillings School, is being used as part of an assessment of the Accelerating Water and Sanitation for All Program in remote communities in Myanmar.
mAdapt is a new app currently being co-developed by an alumna and two students of the Department of Maternal and Child Health. The mobile app uses cell phone technology to provide refugees with fast answers to questions about pressing reproductive health needs.