UNC researchers discuss pitfalls of convenience samples for COVID-19 antibody testing

July 23, 2020
Drs. Alison Aiello and Bonnie Shook-Sa of the UNC Gillings School and Dr. Ross Boyce of the UNC School of Medicine published a viewpoint piece on the downsides of certain types of early SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies.

North Carolina Policy Collaboratory distributes $29 million for COVID-19 research

July 22, 2020
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory funded 85 projects across 14 UNC System schools, including $6.1 million for COVID-19 research at the Gillings School and $1 million allocated to each of the six historically minority-serving institutions.

Department of Nutrition receives new funding to advance research, service related to COVID-19

July 22, 2020
Funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and Sanofi will allow the Department of Nutrition to continue research and service projects to study and address the effects of COVID-19 on several nutrition-related issues.

‘Missing Mayberry’: Graduate student explores how whiteness shapes perceptions of health in the rural South

July 21, 2020
Nationwide, communities are embroiled in conversations and protests around structural racism, including inequities in the qualities and outcomes of health care for people of color. Also mirroring the national situation, however, white people in rural North Carolina are experiencing increases in early death at greater levels than any other racial group in the state.

New recommendations seek to reduce consumption of sugar, alcohol in U.S. diets

July 15, 2020
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis is part of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which has released new recommendations that aim to reduce the overconsumption of added sugars and alcohol in American diets.

Leading maternal health advocacy groups tackle barriers to equitable maternity care for women and families of color

July 14, 2020
$4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding will support COVID-19 related telehealth access and infrastructure for maternal health services.

Gillings faculty urge World Health Organization to address potential airborne spread of COVID-19

July 14, 2020
Drs. Barbara Turpin, Glenn Morrison and Jason Surratt from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering have joined more than two hundred scientists in signing an open letter to the World Health Organization expressing concern about the potential airborne spread of COVID-19.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Local Leadership with Statewide Impact

July 13, 2020
Public Health Leadership Program alumnus William Ray shares how his experience at Gillings eventually led him to a career managing an emergency response right here in our home state and the challenges that come with coordinating public health and public safety efforts in the midst of a pandemic.

Harvey Award will support mobile app for well-water testing

July 10, 2020
The Harvey Award recognizes exemplary faculty who reflect UNC's commitment to innovative engagement and outreach that addresses real-world challenges.

New study supports remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

July 9, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Gilead Sciences report that remdesivir greatly inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and also improved lung function in mice infected with the virus.

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