UNC researchers to address arsenic-induced diabetes with $12.2M grant

March 16, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will band together across disciplines to find and formulate solutions for arsenic-induced diabetes in the state. The 5-year program is funded through a highly competitive award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which totals $12.2 million.

Soldavini receives inaugural UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

March 11, 2020
Jessica Soldavini, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, is the winner of the first-ever UNC Greensboro/North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Prize in the graduate student category. She received a $500 award during the 2020 PACE Conference.

New research could help caregivers identify exclusive breastfeeding challenges in the first week of life

March 11, 2020
While breastfeeding is recommended as the sole source of nutrition in the first six months of a baby's life, for some new moms, that is not always possible. Dr. Alison Stuebe and her research team have identified a set of clues that can help clinicians recognize in as early as the first week when feeding interventions and supplemental nutrition may be necessary.

Gower honored in Abu Dhabi as finalist for REACH award

March 9, 2020
Dr. Emily Gower was recently honored at the Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) awards during the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi for her innovative work on trichiasis treatments.

5-year survival rates have improved — for some cancers — in adolescents and young adults

March 5, 2020
The 5-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer significantly improved from 1975 to 2005 in the United States overall, but this was not the case for all cancers.

Alcohol problems cost Baltimore more than $2 per drink

March 2, 2020
A new study models how cities can estimate the true cost of alcohol.

New research identifies low-cost options for reducing health impacts of air pollution

February 20, 2020
“The limitation with [the] traditional approach is that there are many possible control actions and technologies affecting emissions from many different sources, and it is impractical to sort through all the choices,” says Dr. Jason West. “Using a simpler model, we turned that approach around to essentially ask which emission reductions are most cost-effective for improving public health.”

Department of Health Policy and Management wins award for sustainability in health care management

January 17, 2020
The Department of Health Policy and Management has been named a recipient of the Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and Canon Solutions America.

Sustainability is key for long-term success of Nigerian family planning initiatives

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.

Water Institute uses data to strengthen WaSH systems in Pacific Island countries

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.

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