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NIH awards NC CEAL $1.4M grant to support healthy food access with Good Bowls and Med-South Lifestyle Program

July 23, 2024

Everyone deserves to live in a healthy community—a safe place with housing, jobs, ways to get around, healthy food, clean air, and green spaces. Living in a healthy community makes healthier options a … Read more


Siddharth Maruvada, Arnav Meduri, and Abhinav Meduri, the high school students who created Pantry Patrol, sort through potatoes at the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina in Raleigh. While volunteering, they’re also noting potential features that may be useful to add to their app. (photo by Elise Mahon from UNC Research)

NC high school students co-publish research with HPDP Director Ammerman, community partner, and UNC doctoral student on food waste in NC food pantries

April 11, 2024

Three local high school students—Abhinav Meduri, Arnav Meduri, and Siddharth Maruvada—collaborated with Dr. Alice Ammerman, one of her students, and a Food Bank partner to publish research about food … Read more


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Haynes-Maslow and Ammerman receive grant from Humana Foundation to study social isolation among senior residents and home meal delivery

February 18, 2024

The Humana Foundation awarded Drs. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD, MHA, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, MPH, a $250,000 health equity research grant. This grant will support a meal delivery program for low-inco … Read more


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Dr. Erik Willis named as new Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group director

January 9, 2024

Dr. Erik Willis, PhD, has been promoted to Director of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Willis received his Doctorate in Exer … Read more


Smith and Erinosho receives FRAC grant to study barriers of access to nutritious food in early childcare centers

January 2, 2024

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) awarded Drs. Falon Smith, PhD, MS and Temitope Erinosho, PhD a grant to understand disparities in access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and … 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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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


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Blue Cross NC, UNC Health join forces to improve food security

September 23, 2021

With $3.2 million in funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, a group of researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill is leading a new, large clinical study to address food insecurity among its at-ris … Read more


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New Chatham Food Hub connects communities with access to local food during COVID-19 pandemic

August 17, 2020

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and UNC Health worked with Chatham County and N.C. State Extension partners to create a one-stop food hub at Bray Park in Siler City, which inclu … Read more


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No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures

July 21, 2020

Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, an organization at UNC-Chapel Hill is reducing that stress. No Kid Hu … Read more