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.
May 26, 2020 In the first COVID-19 case series study of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC researchers report sobering results. They say the drug should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine tocilizumab’s true efficacy.
May 26, 2020 Solving complex economic, social and environmental problems requires working on interdisciplinary teams. A new nine-credit graduate certificate program, launching in the spring of 2021, will help students learn and practice design thinking and other required skills.
May 22, 2020 Agnes Ezekwesili, a Morehead-Cain Scholar and recent graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in nutrition, has received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership.
May 19, 2020 On May 10, 640 students officially became graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Among that number, 13 stood out as the first cohort to graduate from MPH@UNC, the Gillings School’s online Master of Public Health program.
May 13, 2020 Dengue viruses are estimated to cause ~390 million infections and 100 million cases each year around the globe. Because infection with one of the four unique dengue strains does not provide lasting immunity to the other strains, it has been especially difficult to create an effective vaccine.
May 11, 2020 The digital space has made information about COVID-19 more accessible than ever – but not more accurate. Students in maternal and child health, the Public Health Leadership Program and environmental sciences and engineering are generating solutions to communicate public health information factually and effectively to communities in need.
May 6, 2020 An interdisciplinary team of doctoral and graduate students – including Mekhala Dissanayake, Erica Zeno, Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman – recently won first place in the North Carolina Well-Being Data Analysis Competition.
May 6, 2020 Katherine LeMasters, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received an Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for her work on the partnership-driven research project “MI-PHOTOS: Mothers Informing Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Outcomes Through StOry Sharing.”