Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will make managing droughts more complicated

October 16, 2020
Near-term concerns about the impact the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will have on water availability for Egypt and Sudan are unlikely to materialize, but drought preparedness will require careful coordination, suggests research published by researchers from five major universities.

UNC research uncovers evidence of human susceptibility to emerging coronavirus strain in swine

October 12, 2020
New research from the Baric Lab suggests that an emerging strain of coronavirus known as swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) may have the potential to spread to humans as well.

Samuel-Hodge wins inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research

October 12, 2020
Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research.

Understanding how cirrus clouds form can improve climate change modeling

October 8, 2020
New research has found that trees and plants play an important role in the formation of cirrus clouds. This finding that has implications for agriculture, urban development and climate change modeling.

Black women with breast cancer experience delayed, longer treatment than white women

October 5, 2020
One in seven Black women with breast cancer had delays in starting treatment, and Black women also had extended duration of treatment, according to a study led by researchers from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to support wider adoption of breastfeeding through $1.3M subcontract

October 1, 2020
Breastfeeding is a vital component of newborn and early child health, and members of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health are on the case. Faculty and staff within CGBI have received a subcontract for $1,352,970 from Abt Associates to provide training and technical assistance on the implementation of the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

UNC faculty support new public campaign urging North Carolinians to “Get Behind the Mask”

September 11, 2020
The “Whatever Your Reason” campaign, a new statewide public effort to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in the collective fight against COVID-19, was launched recently by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Two Gillings School researchers advised on the campaign.

Building early warning systems against pandemic threats

August 31, 2020
The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance has announced its latest program: The Emerging Infectious Diseases Southeast Asia Research Collaboration Hub. This is one of a new group of research centers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and faculty at the UNC Gillings School are key collaborators.

Gillings School to lead multi-year evaluation of NC’s Medicaid transformation

August 28, 2020
Faculty at the UNC Gillings School have entered into a $2.5 million contract for the current year with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The School will serve as the official evaluation center for the state’s landmark Medicaid transformation — a partnership that will have an incredible impact on public health in the state. 

Obesity is a major risk factor for COVID-19 complications

August 26, 2020
A new analysis, led by the Gillings School's Dr. Barry Popkin, shows that obesity plays a major role in the severity of consequences experienced by people who become infected with the novel coronavirus.

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