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Growing evidence shows that alpha-gal syndrome, an allergic reaction to mammal meats like pork and beef, can be triggered by a tick bite. Dr. Jennifer Platt, an adjunct professor at the Gillings School, says, "I think of alpha-gal syndrome as Lyme 2.0.” nytimes.com/2022/05/13/us/…

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order a third round of free at-home COVID tests. Go to COVIDTests.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 — the kits and shipping are totally free; no ID, credit card or health insurance information required. Spread the word! Retweeted by UNC Public Health

There aren’t good estimates of how widespread casual #breastmilk sharing is, but experts believe it is not uncommon. For many parents, the advice to avoid informal milk sharing “falls on deaf ears,” says Dr. @AunPalmquist. nytimes.com/2022/05/20/wel…

Last week, the U.S. passed an almost unimaginable milestone: One million people recorded dead of COVID-19. I worry that we have become inured to the numbers. If we, as a country, do not overcome trust issues, we will not be prepared for the next pandemic. mondaymorning.web.unc.edu/covid-19-death… Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Alice Ammerman, a @UNCpublichealth professor, created "Good Bowls" which works with #UNC community partners to provide healthy foods to families in need. Learn how this social venture is paying it forward unc.live/3GnihBl Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Earlier in May, the United States reported more than one million recorded #COVID deaths — the highest number anywhere in the world. Per capita, the U.S. ranks 18th for deaths, which Dr. @JustinLessler says is a better indicator of the country's response. bbc.com/news/61333847

We're thrilled that Dr. Courtney Woods (at left!) has joined the RTI University Scholars Program! @UNCpublichealth faculty and students collaborate deeply with @RTI_Intl to further important work like Dr. Woods' research around environmental justice.

test Twitter Media - We're thrilled that Dr. Courtney Woods (at left!) has joined the RTI University Scholars Program! @UNCpublichealth faculty and students collaborate deeply with @RTI_Intl to further important work like Dr. Woods' research around environmental justice. https://t.co/K0nHiGjuJW

We're so proud to share that the Brown University School of Public Health (@Brown_SPH) has selected @UNCpublichealth alum Dr. Ronald Aubert to serve as interim dean. sph.unc.edu/sph-news/auber…

.@NIAIDNews, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded @UNCpublichealth $65 million to establish an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center where researchers will develop oral antivirals that combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19. sph.unc.edu/sph-news/unc-c…

Three cheers for Karlyn Conery, a Master of Public Health student, who is one of 22 undergraduate and graduate students selected for a summer 2022 internship with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. sph.unc.edu/sph-news/coner…

RTI International (@RTI_Intl) and the Gillings School recently gave students an in-depth look at the broad impact of the two organizations' partnership during the School’s annual “Virtual PHield Trip." sph.unc.edu/sph-news/unc-g…

Dr. Alison Stuebe says the idea that every woman can produce the breast milk her baby needs “is not predicated on reality. Not every person can make insulin. With diabetes, we don’t say, ‘Well, if you just tried harder, you wouldn’t need that medicine.’” nytimes.com/2022/05/16/wel…

Dr. Aaron Salzberg, @UNC_Water_Inst director, is one of three Carolina faculty to receive the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs’ inaugural Faculty Award for Global Excellence! 🌍 sph.unc.edu/sph-news/salzb…

Check out Dr. @AunPalmquist's piece "A formula for disaster" on the @PLOSGPH's Speaking of Medicine and Health blog. Dr. Palmquist offers insight into the broken systems that are supposed to prevent an infant feeding crisis. ow.ly/uq5s50JgMhy @UNCpublichealth @UNC_Global Retweeted by UNC Public Health

.@UNCpublichealth researchers found that people who engage in prenatal substance use are more likely to delay prenatal care and receive inadequate care before and after birth, with the most pronounced differences in those who report illicit substance use. sph.unc.edu/sph-news/prena…

I got my first #pumphack from a classmate at @CGBI in the shared lactation room on the 2nd floor of @UNCpublichealth in 2015. 7 years later I am finally sharing the wisdom from #breastfeeding medicine & lived experience with other obstetricians. bit.ly/3sViaam Retweeted by UNC Public Health

Excessive drinking cost North Carolinians $9.73 billion, or $2.09 per drink, in 2017 – a 38% increase over excessive drinking costs in 2010. Experts say most of this rise in costs is likely from the 40% increase in binge drinking during these years. sph.unc.edu/sph-news/exces…

From Dr. Jeff Stringer: Here's an exciting job opportunity to lead a maternal and child health research portfolio at the Gates Foundation. twitter.com/AnitaZaidi/sta…

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Dana Crawford

Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!