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Concern grows over the prevalence of ultra-processed foods in American diets

August 10, 2021

The accessibility, affordability and convenience of ultra-processed foods have made them a common staple in stores and pantries. But these foods, which are high in added sugars, oils, fats and other substances that normally wouldn’t be used in cooking, are growing more pervasive in American diets, especially for kids. Dr. Katie Meyer Dr. Lindsey Smith…

Boyce Awarded Doris Duke Funding for Malaria Study in Uganda

August 8, 2021

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has selected Ross Boyce, MD, as a recipient of a 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award for his research proposal titled, “Getting malaria off the back of women and children in western Uganda.” Ross Boyce, MD Ross Boyce, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases in the UNC Department…

Poteat, Colleagues Publish Breast Cancer Care Research

August 8, 2021

Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, a core member of the Center for Health Equity Research and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center, and colleagues published research on delays in breast cancer care by race and sexual orientation. Tonia Poteat Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, a CHER Core Faculty member, and colleagues published research in the journal Cancer…

Paul Delamater on COVID-19 in NC

August 8, 2021

Paul Delamater appeared on CBS17 to talk about county transmission in NC.

Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

August 3, 2021

First-year college students are reporting drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study is based on the experiences of 439 Carolina students and reflects how…

UNC to Lead $15 Million Statewide COVID-19 Surveillance Program Funded by NC Policy Collaboratory

August 2, 2021

The surveillance program, led by UNC SOM’s Dirk Dittmer, PhD, Amir Barzin, DO, and Gillings’ Audrey Pettifor, PhD, will collect, sequence, and share data on SARS-CoV-2 samples from across the state, providing real-time information on variants circulating in North Carolina. CHAPEL HILL, NC – A team of researchers at UNC is leading a surveillance effort…

Chantel Martin quoted in USA Today

August 2, 2021

Faculty Fellow Chantel Martin was quoted in USA Today on the US life expectancy decrease.

Mullan Harris testifies at Senate Committee hearing

August 2, 2021

Faculty Fellow Kathleen Mullan Harris, the James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina and Chair of the Committee on Rising Midlife Mortality Rates and Socioeconomic Disparities, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on addressing disparities in life…

Carmen Gutierrez featured on Pod Save the People

August 2, 2021

Faculty Fellow Carmen Gutierrez was featured on the podcast Pod Save the People, where she discussed health insurance complications for previously incarcerated persons.

Cassandra Davis in Greensboro News&Record

August 2, 2021

Faculty Fellow Cassandra Davis was interviewed in the Greensboro News&Record about homeschooling during the pandemic.