January 12, 2022 A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that, despite breakthrough infections, COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. The findings support the use of boosters to provide ongoing protection.
December 21, 2021 A recent article published online by the journal Diabetes Care aims to untangle racial and ethnic health disparities that affect youth and young adults with Type 1 diabetes.
November 24, 2021 Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.
November 22, 2021 The Gillings School, UNC Asheville and the Mountain Area Health Education Center will now offer a jointly conferred Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in place-based health after the UNC System Board of Governors approved the program as a joint MPH degree. Graduates will now receive their diploma from both UNC Asheville and the Gillings School.
November 10, 2021 The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was uniquely widespread and rapid, with equally widespread potential for human rights impacts across nations and throughout the world. A group of faculty members, students and alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health created a database that uses media coverage to monitor potential violations of human rights.
November 10, 2021 People who enjoy parks and trails in Chapel Hill and surrounding areas should be on the lookout for ticks, according to recent findings from epidemiology researchers at the Gillings School.
November 3, 2021 Sixteen students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.
November 2, 2021 Royster Fellow and UNC Gillings doctoral student Riley Vickers is bringing his distinct expertise to a multidisciplinary team working to improve the world’s access to clean water.
October 29, 2021 Researchers found that people experiencing incarceration in North Carolina who were assigned to a therapeutic diversion unit instead of restrictive housing were at least three times less likely to commit further infractions, harm themselves or require inpatient mental health treatment.
October 20, 2021 Microbes in the mammalian gut appear to play a major factor in the landscape of chemical processes in the body and may influence communication between the gut and the brain, according to new research from the lab of Dr. Kun Lu.