Gillings School of Global Public Health

Aaron Williams Honored by RTI International for Distinguished Career and Public Service

Aaron S. Williams, MBA, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime executive at RTI International, has been awarded “emeritus” status by RTI, in recognition of his long and distinguished career in public service. Emeritus status is the highest recognition that RTI bestows on its… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Vaccine

A collaboration between researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, RTI International and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions: at-risk states, other states and Puerto… Read more »

Clare Barrington and Team Win Research Award for HIV/AIDS Project in Guatemala

Central America’s first study to critically document the process of creating a community-based clinic for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men has been selected to receive the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations’ (ICASO) 2018 Robert Carr Research Award. The project, “Expanding the Options: A Case Study of Collective Action to Create a Community-based Pre-exposure… Read more »

Framework of ‘Obstetric Violence’ Opposes Mistreatment of Women in Latin America

In a new commentary led by a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, several experts reviewed the concept of ‘obstetric violence,’ a legal construct that is being used in Latin America to confront mistreatment of women during childbirth. Co-authors from the Gillings School include first… Read more »

New Study Confirms Link Between Maternal Phthalate Levels, Risk of ADHD in Children

A newly published study of mothers and children in Norway has confirmed an association between high phthalate concentrations in maternal urine and increased risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study, led by Stephanie M. Engel, professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Pubic… Read more »

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

Holzworth Named Consortium’s Global Health Champion

Donald A. Holzworth, executive in residence and adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2018 Global Health Champion. The annual award recognizes career-long commitment to the advancement of global health. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Holzworth has… Read more »

Global Study Examines Geographic Differences in Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer incidence rates vary 25-fold worldwide. Identifying biological factors that also vary by region may improve our understanding of prostate cancer risk factors and could inform prevention efforts. To help in these efforts, researchers, led by Emma H. Allott, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »

Gillings Ph.D. Student Receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Burcu Bozkurt, a doctor of philosophy candidate in the health policy and management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in their 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honor the contributions of… Read more »