Global News and Events

Check out what's happening at the School, around campus, and in the Triangle! Photo by Wencong Chen (The Water Institute at UNC)

Check out what’s happening at the School, around campus, and in the Triangle! Photo by Wencong Chen (The Water Institute at UNC)

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Keep up to date with the latest global health events, news, and student blogs at the Gillings School, North Carolina, and around the world.

Global Newsletter


This Week in Global Health is a weekly newsletter received by e-mail published by the Gillings Global Gateway™.  It is a listing of international jobs, funding and internship opportunities, global health and international-themed events on campus, locally, and globally. Please note — as a member of the This Week in Global Healthlistserv you will receive only one email a week. This is intended to minimize email traffic on our global health listserv.


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Global Events 

School Events


School Events

One Health Intellectual Exchange: This week’s discussion topic is “Emerging Plants Disease and Food Security: Tackling Global Challenges.” See here for more information. Tuesday, February 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Research Triangle Park.


Cities, People, and Urban Life Around the Globe: This seminar will discuss the current state of urban life around the globe in the wake of decolonization, foreign investment, civil wars and population growth. Registration required. Saturday, February 26, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road.

37th Annual Minority Health Conference, “In Solidarity – The Role of Public Health in Social Justice”:
Register by February 12th for the conference, featuring keynote speakers Dr. Crystallee Crain and Miriam Zoila Pérez. Student registration is $35 and includes meals. Visit for more information. Friday, February 26, 8:00 am. – 4:30 p.m., William and Ida Friday Center.


Symposium on Global Women’s Health: This event includes plenary sessions on breast and cervical cancer, reproductive health and stress and adaptation in women, with talks by women’s health and global health experts from the School of Nursing, Duke Global Health Institute and Duke University. Register here for the symposium and here for the keynote lecture. Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Duke University.

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Student Blogs*

*Views expressed in the blogs are of the student and not of the Gillings Global Gateway/UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health


October 2015

Ted Trimble, Director of the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute, presented the Global Oncology Lecture at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Gillings Global Gateway and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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