Research and Innovation at the Gillings School

Carolina Kickstart Award Program - Deadline to apply is Jan. 31st!

The deadline for the upcoming $50K Carolina KickStart Commercialization Award is January 31st (deadline extended until Monday February 1st as it falls on a weekend). The Carolina KickStart Award Program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones either on the technical side or the business side. The program also provides funding and access to internal and external business experts to assist faculty with the commercial translation of concepts for novel therapeutic small molecules, biologics, diagnostics, devices or digital health. Click here for more information!
Message from the Associate Dean
"Clean water to drink. Healthy air to breathe. Nutritious food to eat. Diseases prevented. For 75 years, we have been solving these most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world by conducting novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives."
Sandy Martin, PhD, MSc
Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Our faculty, staff and students solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world.

We conduct novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives.

Thomas Reuters has updated its list of Highly Cited Researchers in the sciences and social sciences to include three Gillings School of Global Health faculty members: Gerardo HeissYun Li, and Barry Popkin.

Thomas Reuters generated the list by surveying 21 broad subject fields for highly cited papers from 2002-2012, papers that ranked in the top 1% for total citations in the field that year.  Each researcher with a highly cited paper was ranked by how many highly cited papers they had from 2002-2012.  Those researchers who ranked above the cut off point (the square root of the population of researchers) earned the distinction of highly cited researcher.

Among all 50 U.S. states, North Carolina received the sixth highest amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2014.

Click here to learn more about research in NC and at UNC!

Among all 50 U.S. states, North Carolina received the sixth highest amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2014.

Click here to learn more about research in NC and at UNC!