Study finds more physical activity, less TV equals more years cancer-free

October 28, 2020
Increasing physical activity and watching less TV may help people live more years cancer-free. Dr. Carmen Cuthbertson, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, shared these findings in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Lab-grown mini-lungs mimic the real thing — including COVID-19 infection

October 23, 2020
Living human lung air sacs in tiny dishes promise to accelerate COVID-19 research.

NIH funds community engagement research efforts in areas hardest hit by COVID-19

October 19, 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a $12 million award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award — made to RTI International — will support teams in 11 states that are part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. In North Carolina, the CEAL principal investigator is Dr. Anissa I. Vines of the UNC Gillings School.

WaSH deficiencies identified in response to COVID-19 require urgent attention

October 19, 2020
A recent review that features work from the UNC Water Institute has shown that deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) strategies are limiting our ability to fight the pandemic.

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.

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