March 16, 2019
Undergraduates at the UNC Gillings School planned and led the 2019 Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. More than100 students from 25 universities across the U.S. participated. Photo by Ziola Kowzan.
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March 16, 2019
Wheeler named to lead UNC Lineberger’s new community outreach office, aiming to reduce cancer inequities
March 8, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler has been named associate director of UNC Lineberger’s new Office of Community Outreach and Engagement. In the new role, she will gather community input to assess the needs of North Carolinians related to cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care and survivorship.
March 4, 2019
In what is the first prospective study on the association between sedentary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) specifically in women, Dr. Kelly Evenson found that women who are sedentary have a significantly greater risk of CVD, independent of other health factors. Photo courtesy of CDC/Project Enhance.
Communities without access to municipal water are at greater risk of having lead in their drinking water
February 25, 2019
In the study’s test area, 28 percent of households had lead in their kitchen tap water at concentrations above the U.S. EPA's health-based limit of 15 parts per billion, which is similar to the risk in Flint, Mich., during the 2015 water crisis.
Rural South African children exposed to violence are more likely to be victims, perpetrators of violence as adults
February 22, 2019
Health behavior doctoral candidate Sarah Treves-Kagan is author of a study published online Feb. 8 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Marja Leena Kultanen (Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Flicker Creative Commons).
February 21, 2019
To ensure that America’s dietary guidance reflects the latest science, the U.S. secretaries of agriculture and health and human services have announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis was one of the appointees.
February 7, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a co-investigator for the USAID-National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine project.
February 5, 2019
Sally Herndon, 1980 alumna and adjunct instructor in health behavior at the Gillings School, has been named recipient of the 2019 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award, presented by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
February 4, 2019
Drs. Sam Cykert and Geni Eng are co-authors of a study showing that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung cancer.
January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.