Four-year study highlights complexity of diabetes health inequities

December 21, 2021
A recent article published online by the journal Diabetes Care aims to untangle racial and ethnic health disparities that affect youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes.

Researchers receive $17M grant to explore links between environmental contaminants and liver cancer

December 15, 2021
Members of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility at the Gillings School will support NCSU researchers in implementing a $17M grant exploring links between contaminants — such as cadmium and PFAS — and Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a type of liver cancer that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minority populations.

New NSF-funded study to examine aerosol impact on cloud formation

December 14, 2021
New NSF-funded research from Texas A&M University, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Purdue University will examine aerosol and cloud interactions, which have major implications for climate models and predictions.

Checking in with COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Labs

November 24, 2021
Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.

First-of-its-kind joint MPH degree tackles rural health challenges

November 22, 2021
The Gillings School, UNC Asheville and the Mountain Area Health Education Center will now offer a jointly conferred Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in place-based health after the UNC System Board of Governors approved the program as a joint MPH degree. Graduates will now receive their diploma from both UNC Asheville and the Gillings School.

On the frontlines of the pandemic

November 17, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic began making an impact in the United States in March of 2020, Carolina alumnus Joseph Engeda found himself using his doctoral degree in epidemiology to respond and understand a growing threat.

In cities with poor sanitation, waste-borne diseases may also be spread through air

November 8, 2021
Microbes that cause many waste-borne diseases are present in air particles around areas that have open sewers, according to a new study. These pathogens have the potential to spread into the surrounding environment, putting local inhabitants at risk.

Positive social ‘nudges’ could encourage more providers to treat opioid use disorder

November 3, 2021
Positive social messaging can encourage more providers to seek training to administer medicine for opioid use disorder, which could lead to more patients gaining access to this life-saving treatment.

Cellular quality-control system identified as a culprit in coronavirus infection

November 1, 2021
MERS, caused by a coronavirus strain of the same name, holds clues for respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

NC prisons study finds better, safer outcomes with diversion program for mental, behavioral health

October 29, 2021
Researchers found that people experiencing incarceration in North Carolina who were assigned to a therapeutic diversion unit instead of restrictive housing were at least three times less likely to commit further infractions, harm themselves or require inpatient mental health treatment.

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