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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.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Keeping Communities Informed

May 11, 2020
The digital space has made information about COVID-19 more accessible than ever – but not more accurate. Students in maternal and child health, the Public Health Leadership Program and environmental sciences and engineering are generating solutions to communicate public health information factually and effectively to communities in need.

Adults in Mexico are consuming fewer soft drinks three years into a sugary-beverage tax

May 6, 2020
“These results show that the tax is lowering the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks among an adult cohort over the first three-years of the tax implementation,” says Dr. Shu Wen Ng. “In particular, it lowered the proportion of medium and high consumers of the beverages, while increasing the share of adults who were low-consumers and non-consumers.”

UNC-based NC Policy Collaboratory to receive state funds to study and fight coronavirus

May 4, 2020
The N.C. Policy Collaboratory, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, will receive $29 million to study the treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package. The University has been on the forefront of national coronavirus research, thanks in large part to the efforts of researchers at the Gillings School.