Team Tackles Climate Change

July 2, 2019

How does exposure to extreme weather affect both people and places over time? UNC Carolina Population Center Director Elizabeth Frankenberg leads a new interdisciplinary project to answer this question and more.

Safe at the Beach

May 24, 2019

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.

NAPSACC Program Receives International Recognition

May 23, 2019

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.

CDC Awards HPDP $3.75 Million

May 13, 2019

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.

Woman in Science: Tainayah Thomas

April 17, 2019

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.

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

April 16, 2019

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.

Woman in Science: Nathalie Eegholm

March 13, 2019

UNC College of Arts & Sciences senior Nathalie Eegholm uses an ecological model designed to understand how dissolved oxygen varies seasonally and yearly to predict short-term oxygen conditions within the Neuse River Estuary of North Carolina.