Research and Innovation at the Gillings School
Clean water to drink. Healthy air to breathe. Nutritious food to eat. Diseases prevented. For 75 years, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has 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.
With more than 250 full-time faculty members and about 1,700 students, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has expertise in almost every imaginable area of public health.
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The Gillings School is committed to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the school of public health to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world.
Read about our latest research discoveries and publications. UNC Gillings works across North Carolina, the United States, and in more than 55 countries spanning 6 continents. Global health is local health, and so global health research generates discoveries that help North Carolinians in addition to people all over the world. Below are some of the challenges we are working on.
Our faculty solve some of the 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. Last year, our faculty received $162.5 million in research grants and contracts related to these pressing health problems.
The Gillings Global Gateway at UNC promotes and advances the School’s global health activities in research, service and teaching through partnerships, internships, outreach and communications. The Gateway oversees the Residential Graduate Certificate in Global Health, administers funded global internships and works across the School on implementing strategic global partnerships.
Funded by the $50 million Gillings gift, Gillings Innovation Labs engage in cutting edge research, translation of interventions to high-impact settings, innovative approaches to teaching and training, demonstration projects, and development of novel technologies or methodologies that anticipate future public health challenges and accelerate their solutions.
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been an innovation leader since the School graduated its first class in 1940.
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