November 18, 2019 North Carolinians who fall in the “Medicaid gap” are less likely to regularly use preventive care and more likely to put off needed care due to cost, finds a new study from the UNC Gillings School.
November 11, 2019 Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia founded Railcare Health, a nonprofit mobile health care service that is breaking down barriers to primary care access in rural North Carolina communities.
November 7, 2019 New research from UNC Gillings suggests that the simultaneous use of five or more medications may contribute to frailty, which can leave older adults more vulnerable to worsening health outcomes, including hospitalizations, falls, disability and death.
October 11, 2019 The students, faculty and staff of the Gillings School work in more than 60 countries to address urgent global health challenges. Now, with the launch of a new global hub in Zambia, they have even more opportunities to engage.
October 9, 2019 Jessica Soldavini is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition who will investigate strategies to address food insecurity and improve dietary quality among low-income populations thanks to a new fellowship.
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.
September 27, 2019 The recipients are doctoral student Melissa Stockton and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Erin Danford and Abigail Gancz.
September 23, 2019 Do substance use disorders and long-term opioid therapy have a connection with firearm-related suicide? Josie Caves Sivaraman, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School and graduate research assistant at UNC's Injury Prevention Research Center, will use a $25,000 grant to investigate this question.
September 3, 2019 Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School joined forces with colleagues from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study on water and food insecurity in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.
August 23, 2019 As the Gillings School kicks off fall semester, incoming Master of Health Administration student Violetta Saldanha is ahead of the game. Over the summer, she was awarded the $40,000 HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and HCA Healthcare.