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HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to researcher studying early care and education needs in racially and ethnically minoritized communities

August 10, 2023

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded to Dr. Falon Smith, MS, PhD, a planning grant of $5,000 to conduct a research project on early care and education needs in racial … Read more


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HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to UNC faculty studying sports bra access and fit among high school students

August 2, 2023

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded to Dr. Nailah Adams Morancie, MD, MS, CAQSM, a planning grant of $5,000 to conduct a research project on how sports bra access an … Read more


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HPDP researchers Taillie and Ammerman receive EPA grant to rrevent household food waste

April 5, 2023

HPDP Research Fellow Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhD, and HPDP Director Alice Ammerman, DrPH, have received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help households, especially low-income … Read more


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2022 Year Recap

December 22, 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, we want to reflect on the incredible work HPDP researchers, Community Advisors, and staff have done in the past year. From celebrating milestones in environmental justice, … Read more


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Three HPDP researchers part of team receiving $12.5M to address pregnancy-related hypertensive emergencies

November 22, 2022

In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding — approximately $2.5 million per year for five years — … Read more


Rev Bill Kearney in front of Warrenton's sign commemorating the PCB Protests that birthed the environmental justice movement

Rev. Kearney empowers communities to celebrate their role in environmental justice movement

September 16, 2022

Community members, university officials, activists, and clergy will gather in Warrenton, N.C. on September 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the protests that launched the environmental justice movem … Read more


HPDP research fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

September 15, 2022

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-rela … Read more


DRS. GENI ENG, ALEX LIGHTFOOT, CLEO RYALS, KRISTIN BLACK, AND STEPHANIE BAKER REPRESENT THE UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL WITHIN THE GREENSBORO HEALTH DISPARITIES COLLABORATIVE.

Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 21, 2022

“Imagine a world where racial disparities in healthcare could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Caro … Read more


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Berkowitz receives R01 grant to help advance health equity in type 2 diabetes care

November 8, 2021

A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related s … Read more


2021 Planning Grant Award Recipients

HPDP awards three $5,000 planning grants to UNC faculty studying pressing issues in prevention research

October 29, 2021

In 2021, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) awarded three planning grants of approximately $5,000 each to researchers pursuing projects in health promotion and disease p … Read more