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Jessica Soldavini receives two-year predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Jessica Soldavini, a graduate research assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), has received a prestigious predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of … Continued



HPDP makes donation to support ongoing hurricane relief efforts

volunteers holding grocery bags with hurricane relief supplies in front of a van

Although North Carolina’s weather no longer shows any signs of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, many affected communities are still engaging in long-term recovery efforts. The UNC Center for Health Pr … Continued



Eight states join Go NAPSACC, UNC-Chapel Hill’s web-based health promotion tool for child care programs

US map with 20 states shaded in Green and text that says "NAPSACC Nation: 20 Strong" with the Go NAPSACC logo

  Chapel Hill, NC – In 2019, Go NAPSACC will be in 20 states working to improve the health of young children. Developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Go NAPSACC is an online … Continued



UNC at Chapel Hill researchers partner with Kentucky to address early childhood obesity with $3 million grant

Go NAPSACC logo: an apple, a sneaker, and the word NAPSACC

Chapel Hill, NC – The Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department for Public H … Continued



Good Bowls: A recipe for health equity

Photo of frozen meals that say "good bowls"

Short-term and long-term health can be dictated by a paycheck, a home address, or another social determinant, but Good Bowls is a new initiative seeking to change that. Alice Ammerman, director of UNC … Continued



New research project to study impact of living wage on health

Does more money equate to better health? Researchers are focusing on Minneapolis’ minimum wage increase to answer this question. University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill re … Continued



CHANGE project part of AAMC Health Equity Snapshot 2018

As a part of their continued commitment to improving the health of individuals and populations, academic medical centers are conducting research to find solutions for inequities in health and health c … Continued



Wheeler to present at the Hettleman Award Lecture

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, is to present at this year’s Hettleman Award Lecture on Tuesday, May 1, in the Tate Turner Kuralt Auditorium. Presentations … Continued



Samuel-Hodge receives the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, is the 2018 Barr awardee. Samuel-Hodge, who earned a doctorate in nutrition in 2000 at the Gillings School, joined the Gillings School faculty in 2003. She has won a number o … Continued



Ammerman awarded the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged research

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Mildred Kaufman distinguished professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health … Continued