Research and Innovation at the Gillings School
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.