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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2022 Dr. Tanya Garcia receives a mentorship award, Dr. Eileen Barrett is named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, and maternal and child health researchers publish a new report on workforce training.
May 11, 2022 Gillings School maternal and child health researchers found that people who engage in prenatal substance use are more likely to initiate prenatal care later and receive inadequate care before and after birth, with the most pronounced differences in those who report illicit substance use.
April 19, 2022 The Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to address systemic racism in maternal health and reduce inequities in maternal mortality through workforce training that centers equity.