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Public Health Leadership Program News

New study explores unique ethical challenges of early-phase HIV cure research

October 17, 2017
A new study from the Public Health Leadership Program examines the ethics of early-phase HIV cure research, which presents unique ethical challenges because it poses high risks for research participants in the hopes of achieving a great reward.

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.

Bringing implementation science to Africa

August 29, 2017
Drs. Rohit Ramaswamy and Audrey Pettifor are interviewed about implementation science courses they teach at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PEPFAR ambassador recognizes PHLP’s Kumar for work on data system

August 28, 2017
Manish Kumar, adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, received a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Deborah Birxin in recognition of his contributions to the development and maintenance of the data system used by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Alumnus recognized for outstanding contributions to social marketing

August 11, 2017
Mike Newton-Ward, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored recently with an award for his contributions to social marketing.

School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions

July 27, 2017
This list includes new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period between December 2016 and June 2017.

Gillings School of Global Public Health partners with 2U to offer online graduate degrees in public health

June 14, 2017
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and 2U announced a partnership today to offer a suite of online graduate degrees for public health professionals across the country. The suite, known as MPH@UNC, will be a new Domestic Graduate Program (DGP) for 2U.

New study investigates perceptions, ethics of treatment interruptions in HIV cure research

June 2, 2017
Two faculty members from the Gillings School investigated how stakeholders respond to the concept of using analytical treatment interruptions to test the efficacy of potential HIV cure research strategies in the absence of antiretroviral therapy.

UNC Gillings co-hosts conference to advance implementation science

May 17, 2017
On May 4, students, faculty and researchers from across UNC came together with representatives from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and King’s College London to share experiences with developing academic programs in implementation science.

Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement

May 13, 2017
Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School’s 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.