Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Gillings Faculty Katherine Tumlinson Publishes on Healthcare Providers in Kenya

In some regions of sub-Saharan Africa, it’s fairly common for health care providers to be unexpectedly absent from clinical practice, which can negatively impact patient care. A new study from Katherine Tumlinson, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, shows that engaging Kenyan health care providers on… Read more »

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Aunchalee Palmquist Co-Authors Breastfeeding Brief for UNICEF on Family-Friendly Work Policies

A researcher from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contributed to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that calls on governments and businesses to invest in family-friendly policies such as paid leave, support for breastfeeding mothers, affordable childcare and the inclusion of child… Read more »

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Gillings School of Global Public Health Adjunct Professor Doris Rouse Contributes to FDA Approved Breakthrough Drug to Treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

In August, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. RTI International (RTI) scientist and Gillings School of Global Public Health adjunct professor Doris Rouse, who holds a doctorate in physiology and pharmacology, and her team… Read more »

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Gillings Students Conduct Interdisciplinary Research in the Galápagos

Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School of Global Public Health joined forces with students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador. The group piloted an investigation among households on Isabela Island to evaluate health, water quality and community perceptions of water and… Read more »

Researchers Propose Action Plan to Improve Quality Health Services for Nations Facing ‘Extreme Adversity’

In order to help the World Health Organization (WHO) meet its goal of better protecting one billion people from health emergencies by 2023, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has proposed an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of health services in… Read more »

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Leatherman to Receive Award for Contributions to Global Health Care

Sheila Leatherman, professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, will receive the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service Award later this year. The society’s board is recognizing Leatherman’s work to improve the quality of… Read more »

Gillings Graduate Rawan Ajeen Recognized for Documenting Food Insecurity in Yemen

Rawan Ajeen, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public health, is the recipient of the fifth annual Susan M. McHale Award for Outstanding Psychological Research. She earned the award on the merit of several projects involving psychiatry, nutrition and the design and interpretation of psychological research.