Impact Awards: 7 Gillings School students honored for transformative research contributions

April 18, 2024
Gillings students are seven of the 12 recipients of The Graduate School’s 2024 Impact Awards, recognizing graduate students in programs across disciplines for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for the people of North Carolina.

Can expanding SNAP policies help reduce substance misuse in the US?

January 25, 2024
A recent study from Gillings School researchers shows that state adoption of policies to expand SNAP eligibility could potentially help reduce substance use disorders and overall substance misuse in the U.S.

Gillings School announces second annual Public Health Communications Fellows

December 14, 2023
Ethan Chupp and Shriti Pant will join the inaugural fellows as they explore public health communication for local N.C. health departments under the guidance of the Gillings School’s marketing and communications team.

Researchers uncover hidden toll mothers face in NICU

December 6, 2023
The study — recognized as one of the top-cited articles of 2021-2022 — unveils the often-overlooked challenges faced by mothers with hospitalized infants in a NICU. 

U.S. Catholic hospitals saw more than 500,000 births in 2020, according to UNC-Duke research

March 21, 2023
Researchers at UNC and Duke have found that, in 2020, more than 500,000 U.S. births occurred in Catholic hospitals, which may not provide a full range of reproductive health care. Catholic hospitals were the predominant option for delivery care in more than 10% of U.S. counties, and many had no available alternative.

The Abstract: January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
Our work has a global impact! Read about new HIV research with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, a global health workshop on air quality in Africa, and an economic report on the impact of health and science misinformation in Canada.

Scholars present during the first annual Global Health Scholars Symposium

November 23, 2022
The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Research finds reduced prenatal, postpartum care among states with punitive prenatal substance use policies

September 19, 2022
Prenatal and postpartum care for those who engage in substance use during pregnancy is more likely to be delayed or inadequate in states with policies that consider prenatal substance use to be child abuse or that require health care providers to report prenatal substance use to child welfare agencies.

The Abstract: August 29, 2022

August 29, 2022
Maman is named to the Academic Leadership Program fellowship, Helm-Murtagh publishes a new textbook, Bamogo joins the incoming cohort of Royster Society Fellows and Thomas is elected to the N.C Public Health Association executive committee.

Can we reverse the rise in maternal mortality?

June 14, 2022
Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have joined forces to reverse rising maternal death rates in minorities. They’ve been invited to Oxford University in June to share their insights as part of a systems thinking competition among 44 top student teams from around the world.

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