Gillings School hosts delegation from Cuba
November 30, 2017
On Nov. 17, the Gillings School welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. Among those who met with him were Julie MacMillan and Drs. Peggy Bentley and Clare Barrington.
Bowers named inaugural recipient of Breast Cancer Challenge Award
November 29, 2017
Dr. Laura Wells Bowers, postdoctoral scholar in the Hursting Lab at UNC, has received the TOS-Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Challenge Award for her presentation on obesity-associated chemotherapy resistance at the 2017 Obesity Week in Washington, D.C.
Thirteen public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
November 14, 2017
Thirteen Gillings School undergraduates were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most honored college honorary society.
NIH grant to examine human health costs of economic development in Galápagos Islands
October 17, 2017
Dr. Amanda Thompson, recently was awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. Her co-investigators are Drs. Peggy Bentley and Jill Stewart. Photo by Mary Lide Parker.
Ammerman’s public service honored with Thomas Jefferson Award
October 6, 2017
To Dr. Alice Ammerman, public health is public service. This defining outlook was recognized at the Sept. 8 Faculty Council meeting, during which Ammerman accepted the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral researchers, mentors at Gillings School
September 28, 2017
One postdoctoral scholar and two postdoctoral faculty mentors from the Gillings School have received awards from UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Coleman to present ICBL’s Van Deenen Lecture in Helsinki
September 20, 2017
Dr. Rosalind Coleman will deliver the prestigious L. Van Deenen Lecture at the 2018 International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, to be held in September 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.
Gillings faculty member founds ‘NutriXiv’ publishing platform
September 6, 2017
Dr. Kyle Burger, assistant professor of nutrition, has launched NutriXiv, a free digital archive for nutritional sciences research.
Taxes highly effective as part of comprehensive food-related policies in Chile, study finds
August 31, 2017
More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study co-authored by Gillings School doctoral student Juan Carlos Caro and Drs. Shu Wen Ng, Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry M. Popkin. Photo by Stephany Duda.
Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced
August 29, 2017
Seventeen students were selected as recipients of Gillings Merit Scholarships or Gillings Dissertation Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award funds, established in 2010 to help the Gillings School recruit and support graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, were made possible through the $50 million Gillings gift and are administered through the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office.