Research and Innovation at the Gillings School

Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide: Tips for Communicating with Your Community Partners During the Post-Award Process

Academic researchers and research project managers are invited to attend this webinar on May 19, 2016 from 12 - 1:30 pm. The webinar will explain the pre-and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research, and identify effective strategies for the post-award stage of the grants management process. The presenters will provide tips on what information to share with community partners regarding timelines, progress and financial reporting, invoicing, cash advances, and project close-out. Learn more here and register here.

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

full-time faculty

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Need help?  Contact the Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS) office.