Research and Innovation at the Gillings School

Gillings School of Global Public Health is proud to recognize many of its own in the UNC Women in STEM feature by UNC Research, highlighting women who have not only made major research discoveries and advancements, but who have narrowed the gender gap for women in STEM. (Timeline features Wizdom Powell, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Rachel Noble, Laura Linnan, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Nancy Allbritton, June Stevens, Jianwen Cai, Barbara Rimer, Alice Ammerman, Amy Tsui, Sheila Leatherman, Jo Anne Earp, and others!) Each week in 2016, the UNC Endeavors blog presents "Women in Science Wednesday" , a short Q&A on a woman at UNC participating in STEM.
Message from the Associate Dean for Research
For 75 years, the Gillings School has been solving 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.              
Sandra Martin, PhD

Research at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is an essential part of its teaching mission.  Virtually all research teams include both faculty and students, giving students the opportunity to work on real-world problems in which they can apply the approaches that they have learned in the classroom.   Our researchers conduct 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 School is committed to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the Gillings School to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world.

total research funding in 2015

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