Trainings focused on pain coping skills may also reduce depression linked with perceived discrimination among Black patients

February 16, 2021
Black patients are more likely than members of any other racial group to experience discrimination in health care settings — and discrimination has negative effects on mental health. A new study shows that over-the-phone training sessions focused on skills for coping with pain may reduce the association between discrimination experiences and depressive symptoms.

Broad spectrum antiviral proves highly effective at preventing, treating COVID-19 infection

February 9, 2021
Using a novel in vivo research model containing human lung tissue, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine scientists demonstrated that the experimental drug EIDD-2801 proved dramatically effective at preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection.

New WHO resources leverage Gillings expertise to improve quality of care worldwide

February 8, 2021
With the need for quality health care more acute than ever, Gillings Global Advisor Sheila Leatherman and researchers at the Gillings School have collaborated with the World Health Organization to develop a set of resources that can help health and humanitarian agencies design an approach to quality care delivery in fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable settings.

Study finds no negative economic impact from Chilean food labeling and advertising law

January 26, 2021
New research from the Global Food Research Program at UNC-Chapel Hill finds that the food and beverage sector in Chile did not face significant job losses or wage decreases 18 months after implementation of its food labeling and advertising law.

READDI, not reactive

January 21, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists at UNC teamed up to create the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) to not only combat SARS-CoV-2 but also future viral outbreaks.

Messaging on COVID-19, smoking and vaping link may discourage cigarette use

January 20, 2021
Messages that link COVID-19 to smoking may be effective in discouraging cigarette use, according to a study from health behavior researchers at UNC.

Gillings experts partner with Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland to develop COVID-19 safety training for construction sites

January 14, 2021
Gillings experts at the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center collaborated with Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland to create two virtual training resources that can help workers in the construction industry protect themselves and their worksites from COVID-19.

Positive messaging could play a key role in increasing COVID-19 mask compliance

January 13, 2021
Experts from the Gillings School and the Hussman School at UNC have published a new study suggesting that positive messages could be critical to increasing the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gillings professor studies alcohol and HIV, leads NIH grant site in Vietnam

January 5, 2021
Dr. Vivian Go is a social epidemiologist who designs, implements and evaluates HIV interventions among marginalized populations in Asia. She has worked for more than 15 years in Vietnam, and both a recent scientific publication and large grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) represent the continuation of her efforts to prevent HIV infection.

UNC road safety research explores strengthening Vision Zero plans to support injury reductions and health improvements

December 16, 2020
Local leaders now have a comprehensive guide for enacting Vision Zero plans to increase safe, healthy and equitable mobility in their own communities thanks to research from UNC and the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety.

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