August 10, 2020 For 11 years, UNC Gillings students have turned to global health nonprofit IntraHealth International to gain real-world experience and make an international impact while still in school.
July 22, 2020 Funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and Sanofi will allow the Department of Nutrition to continue research and service projects to study and address the effects of COVID-19 on several nutrition-related issues.
‘Missing Mayberry’: Graduate student explores how whiteness shapes perceptions of health in the rural South
July 21, 2020 Nationwide, communities are embroiled in conversations and protests around structural racism, including inequities in the qualities and outcomes of health care for people of color. Also mirroring the national situation, however, white people in rural North Carolina are experiencing increases in early death at greater levels than any other racial group in the state.
No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures
July 21, 2020 Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, a UNC-Chapel Hill organization is reducing that stress.
July 14, 2020 Samuel Haddad, a 2018 UNC Gillings School nutrition alumnus, already was working in Laos with Population Services International to prepare for a public health emergency when COVID-19 began spreading on a global scale. His work there supported an effective national response to the pandemic.
July 13, 2020 Public Health Leadership Program alumnus William Ray shares how his experience at Gillings eventually led him to a career managing an emergency response right here in our home state and the challenges that come with coordinating public health and public safety efforts in the midst of a pandemic.
June 22, 2020 As part of her work coordinating COVID-19 protections for Spanish-speaking farmworkers in rural N.C., online MPH@UNC student Courtney Peragallo has seen the importance of applying public health principles in ways that promote empathy and cultural sensitivity.
June 22, 2020 A UNC-Chapel Hill student-led public health team places third among 3,500 participants in Oxford University’s global systems mapping competition, exploring racial and ethnic disparities in tobacco control.
June 15, 2020 Master of Public Health student Jenna Nazario's practicum gave her an opportunity to serve on a COVID-19 recovery task force in Rockland County, New York. Now she's learning to find her voice as she brings a public health perspective to the development of the county's economic growth and recovery strategies.
Medical home care has mixed effect on patients with mental and physical illnesses, UNC research shows
May 27, 2020 For patients with both mental and physical illnesses, medical home care could decrease hospital admissions and increase access to outpatient services, according to new findings from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.