When Ebola strikes, what is the proper response? What measures should be taken to protect communities in a time of crisis? Should a neighborhood be quarantined? How? To help answer these questions, public health officials in Liberia turn to legal experts at the UNC School of Government.
In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists examine death certificates, medical records, and emergency medical services data to determine which populations are at risk of sudden death, and why.
Anonymous online chat therapy groups for people with bulimia nervosa prove just as effective as face-to-face meetings — a treatment form that could save both cost and lives. UNC researcher Stephanie Zerwas explains.
Kristin Tully is a research associate at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on maternity care, patient-provider communication, breastfeeding experiences, and parent-infant nighttime interactions. Most recently, she received an Improving Human Health Award from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute to design and develop infant side-car bassinets for U.S. postnatal units.
A new technique uses stem cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs to aggressive brain tumors that are, otherwise, often inaccessible. This potentially life-saving treatment was developed by UNC pharmacoengineer Shawn Hingtgen.
A new program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for UNC physician scientists who have extreme caregiving needs at home.
Hendrée Jones is the executive director of UNC Horizons, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UNC School of Medicine, and an adjunct professor in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for at-risk pregnant women and their children.
This pioneering survey from the UNC Carolina Population Center has identified the "nutrition transition" in China now seen throughout industrialized countries.
Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel Hill to places like Afghanistan, Brazil, and India.
Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that studying these platforms may be the key to addressing abuse.