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.

Rice bran is good for the gut and growth in young children at risk for malnutrition

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.

Salzberg to direct UNC’s Water Institute

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.

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

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."

Stewart, Noble funded by NC Policy Collaboratory for post-Hurricane Florence research

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.

US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

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.

Olshan, Desrosiers awarded CDC grant to study risk factors for birth defects

October 16, 2018
Drs. Andrew Olshan and Tania Desrosiers have been awarded a five-year, $4.37M CDC grant to support the N.C. Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. The researchers will team with other research centers to pool data and maximize the potential for discovery and impact related to birth defects. Photo by Derek Thomson.

Student startup to combat global warming with seaweed

September 13, 2018 UNC undergraduates Lucy Best, Emily Kian and Eliza Harrison (an ESE student) make up team Phyta, a seaweed cultivation initiative hoping to win the prestigious Hult Prize.

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