• a "beach closed" sign on a beach

    Safe at the Beach

    Viruses and bacteria can sometimes enter beach waters through runoff, accidental sewage spills, and failing septic systems. Beach managers need a fast way to check water quality — something UNC marine scientist Rachel Noble has patented a solution for.

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    NAPSACC Program Receives International Recognition

    A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research states that NAPSACC, a program of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children.

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    CDC Awards HPDP $3.75 Million

    UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention receives $3.75 million CDC grant to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, a Mediterranean dietary pattern for a Southeastern population.

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    Woman in Science: Tainayah Thomas

    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Tainayah Thomas focuses on improving health care delivery and disease prevention for African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnically diverse populations.

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    The Depths of Despair Among U.S. Adults Entering Middle Life

    Indicators of despair — depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse — are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research from the Carolina Population Center.


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