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$1 million gift furthers landmark study focused on reducing breast cancer disparities, barriers to high-quality care

October 5, 2021
Rich Preyer and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer have donated $1 million to support the latest phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Led by Dr. Melissa Troester, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School, the study investigates how the causes, treatments and long-term outcomes of breast cancer differ between Black women and white women.

Timeline to eliminate cervical cancer varies widely based on wealth

September 29, 2021
Increasing rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus will lead to a near-elimination of cervical cancer in some communities by 2030, according to recent research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention by a research team that includes Gillings School alumnae and faculty members. However, these projections point to a stark truth: a 14-year delay in areas with higher rates of poverty.

Cold War cache of 100,000 baby teeth provides unique opportunity to understand long-term radiation effects

September 13, 2021
Discovery of a Cold War-era cache of baby teeth, collected during a landmark 1960s study of exposure to radioactive fallout, serves as a rare time capsule that Gillings School alumnus Joe Mangano hopes will increase our understanding of the relationship between radiation exposure and cancer.

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John A. Baron, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Ethan Basch, MD, MScProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Antonia Bennett, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Jeannette Bensen, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Noel Brewer, PhDGillings Distinguished Professor in Public HealthDepartment of Health Behavior
Kyle S. Burger, PhD, MPH, RDProfessor and Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Ximena M. Bustamante-Marin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Jianwen Cai, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Stephen R. Cole, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Julie L. Daniels, PhDProfessorDepartments of Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health
Shufa Du, MD, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Andrew Edmonds, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Geni Eng, DrPHProfessor EmeritaDepartment of Health Behavior
Lawrence S. Engel, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Kelly R. Evenson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Leah Frerichs, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Rebecca Fry, PhDCarol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair for Strategic InitiativesDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Shelley Golden, PhDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Carol Golin, MDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Interim Vice Chancellor for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Marissa G. Hall, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Yuchao Jiang, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Alexander Keil, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Michael Love, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Jennifer L. Lund, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sarah D. Mills, PhD, MPHAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Sonia Napravnik, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Hazel B. Nichols, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Kari North, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Andrew Olshan, PhDBarbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
Audrey Pettifor, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Matthew A. Psioda, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Bahjat Qaqish, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Julia Rager, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Naim Rashid, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Kurt M. Ribisl, PhDJo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor and ChairDepartment of Health Behavior
David Richardson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHDean and Professor EmeritaDepartment of Health Behavior
Mya L. Roberson, MSPH, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Wayne Rosamond, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Cleo A. Samuel-Ryals, PhDAdjunct Associate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Robert S. Sandler, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Anna P. Schenck, PhDProfessor of the PracticePublic Health Leadership Program
Amy Sims, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rebecca Slifkin, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Samir Soneji, PhDAdjunct Associate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Angela M. Stover, PhDAssociate Professor and Co-Director of NC TraCS' Implementation Science Methods UnitDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Til Stürmer, MD, MPH, PhDNancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and ChairDepartment of Epidemiology
Xianming Tan, PhDResearch ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Deborah Tate, PhDProfessorDepartments of Health Behavior and Nutrition
Justin Trogdon, PhDProfessor and Director, PhD programDepartment of Health Policy and Management
William Valdar, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Donglin Zeng, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

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