Many LGBT individuals believe HIV, AIDS are priority concern over other chronic diseases that affect LGBT communities

June 11, 2020
A quarter of participants in a national phone survey believe HIV and AIDS are the most serious health concerns LGBT communities are currently facing, over tobacco use and other chronic conditions, according to research from the Gillings School.

Warnings on sugary drinks could reduce consumer purchasing and consumption

June 3, 2020
Warnings on sugary drinks could reduce a person's intent to purchase and consume them, according to new findings from Dr. Anna Grummon and Dr. Marissa Hall.

‘Landmark’ study finds long-acting injectable drug highly effective in preventing HIV

June 1, 2020
A large-scale HIV study funded by NIAID and ViiV Healthcare halted early after cabotegravir, dosed every two months, showed higher efficacy than a daily oral pill.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Global Outreach

June 1, 2020
The novel coronavirus pandemic has created and magnified health challenges on a global scale. In Africa, alumni Michael Wilson and Dr. Laura Hoemeke are working on both a grassroots and a policy level to protect communities and health care services that are most vulnerable.

Panel releases recommendations to guide North Carolina’s response to suspected cancer clusters

May 28, 2020
A North Carolina cancer cluster advisory panel chaired by Dr. Andrew Olshan has released a proposal with five recommendations to improve how the state should investigate a potential cancer cluster.

Medical home care has mixed effect on patients with mental and physical illnesses, UNC research shows

May 27, 2020
For patients with both mental and physical illnesses, medical home care could decrease hospital admissions and increase access to outpatient services, according to new findings from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women

May 20, 2020
Medical costs for metastatic breast cancer treatment are considerably higher than earlier-stage treatments, especially for younger women, according to a new study co-authored by Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Stephanie Wheeler.

Are we protecting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with COVID-19 through research or from it?

May 18, 2020
Without data on the effect of investigational drugs like remdesivir on pregnant and lactating women, many health care providers face a dilemma about whether to advise mothers infected with COVID-19 to suspend breastfeeding while undergoing treatment. In a new commentary, Dr. Alison Stuebe concludes that this could have a detrimental impact.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Tracking the Spread

May 18, 2020
The asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 has created a significant challenge for public health experts. Learn how faculty and alumni in epidemiology, health behavior and biostatistics are working to track the spread of the disease through studies, contact tracing, modeling and more.

Gillings researchers advance in the quest for a dengue vaccine

May 13, 2020
Dengue viruses are estimated to cause ~390 million infections and 100 million cases each year around the globe. Because infection with one of the four unique dengue strains does not provide lasting immunity to the other strains, it has been especially difficult to create an effective vaccine.

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