What do we know about women and HIV in the United States?

April 20, 2021
While the United States is the world’s biggest funder of AIDS research and programs, it is also the only high-income member of the top 10 most HIV-affected countries. With this in mind, Dr. Adaora Adimora and co-authors have highlighted important recent developments concerning HIV epidemiology, comorbidities, treatment and prevention among women in the U.S.

Enhanced primary care for people with mental illness could improve service use and quality

April 19, 2021
Research from the Department of Health Policy and Management suggests that a new enhanced primary care model shows promise to improve the quality of health services provided to people with serious mental illness and reduce their hospital visits.

For a healthier world, target ultra-processed foods

April 15, 2021
In a new paper, Gillings School researchers -- together with partners in Mexico, Chile, South Africa and Brazil -- share what their research has shown works worldwide to shift nutritional landscapes. And they express an urgent call to cull the upswing in unhealthy food intake that is leading to chronic illnesses.

Billboard and storefront ads for cannabis linked to problematic use by teens

April 8, 2021
Adolescents who frequently see billboard or storefront advertisements for recreational cannabis are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of a cannabis use disorder, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Testing boundaries of post-vaccination life

March 29, 2021
A clinical trial at U.S. college campuses, co-led by Dr. Audrey Pettifor, will test if COVID-19 vaccines prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Communicating a crisis

March 24, 2021
During Carolina's Pandemic Year, when University communicators needed to get lifesaving messages to students and employees, they called on top public health experts who also happen to be Carolina faculty.

Lancet commentary seeks to correct COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

March 18, 2021
As part of The Lancet’s Commission on COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Task Force, Dr. Timothy Sheahan has contributed to a new primer for health care providers addressing common misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Brewer named to The Lancet’s commission on vaccine refusal, acceptance and demand

March 5, 2021
Dr. Noel Brewer has been named to The Lancet Commission for Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance and Demand in the USA, which seeks to find practical solutions to vaccine misinformation, hesitancy and refusal in America.

The next generation of public health leaders must focus on human rights

March 4, 2021
Twelve students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teamed up to publish a perspective in the American Journal of Public Health about why and how they — the next generation of public health leaders — must center human rights in their work.

COVID-19 creates challenges and improvements to care for youth with diabetes around the world

March 2, 2021
For pediatric diabetes clinics worldwide, the pivot to telemedicine during the pandemic has been challenging, but it has also presented opportunities for improved care, according to a new study led by Gillings School nutrition researchers.

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