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.

Novel long-acting injectable HIV therapy creates opportunity for thoughtful implementation

December 15, 2020
A novel long-acting injectable therapy may soon make it easier for people living with HIV to manage their condition. Two researchers from the Public Health Leadership Program have outlined considerations for the effective implementation of this therapy.

Groundbreaking study on staff wellness in child care centers named Paper of the Year

December 4, 2020
Child care workers are among the lowest paid workers in the United States, and they face a variety of health concerns. A 2020 study that sets the stage for a Total Worker Health® approach to improving their health outcomes has been named Paper of the Year by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Ten years with the Affordable Care Act in North Carolina

December 3, 2020
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, researchers from the Department of Health Policy and Management have published a series of articles in the North Carolina Medical Journal reflecting on the legislation’s impact on health coverage in North Carolina.

NSF grant supports research into droughts, electric power, air pollution and health

December 1, 2020
Droughts disrupt electric power system operations by reducing the availability of hydropower and nuclear power — the latter is vulnerable to insufficient cooling water supply. One result of droughts, then, is an increased reliance on fossil fuel power plants, which emit pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.

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