December 13, 2019 Family planning programs in Nigeria are successful in influencing the population to incorporate the practice of family planning and increase the use of contraception, but a plan to address the sustainability of these effects is necessary for long-term success, according to research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.
December 11, 2019 Pacific Island countries lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services. The Water Institute collaborated with UNICEF Pacific to investigate the problem.
Gillings School faculty member joins other experts in independent review of air quality standards, urges EPA to take appropriate action
November 12, 2019 Dr. Barbara Turpin serves as part of an expert group — disbanded by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018 — that has since stepped up as an independent body to provide scientific evidence on air pollution.
October 28, 2019 According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.
North Carolina tropical cyclone-driven coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
July 26, 2019 Six of the seven highest precipitation events in coastal North Carolina since 1898 have occurred within the last 20 years.
July 1, 2019 An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Dr. Aaron Salzberg, has been selected as the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School.
Veterinarians can be vital to tackling global antibiotic resistance through their own clinical practices
December 21, 2018
Dr. Erin Frey's paper was published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association. Frey, who holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, is a master's candidate in maternal and child health at the Gillings School. Photo by Alicia Jones.
November 14, 2018
Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women — effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together. "The upshot," said senior author Dr. Ilona Jaspers, "is that we really need to consider sex-specific effects when studying wood smoke and other environmental pollutants that threaten public health."
October 19, 2018
In the wake of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, the N.C. Policy Collaboratory provided $125,000 in funding for a project focused on water sampling. Drs. Rachel Noble and Jill Stewart are among those conducting research in eastern North Carolina.
October 19, 2018
Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new UNC-Chapel Hill study now shows that this air quality improvement has brought substantial public health benefits.