Public Health Entrepreneurs: Those at the school whose public health inventions, programs, and solutions, increase public health value by taking those inventions to scale and extending their impact.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are as old as the school. Essential ingredients for solving public health problems, they are present in:
- Faculty members who earn grant funding to conduct research
- Faculty who keep their teaching approaches fresh
- Practitioners who innovate solutions to adapt to problems in the world
- Students who are born entrepreneurs
- Staff, alumni, partners, and funders who innovate every day
- $50 million in “innovation” resources from the Gillings gift
- More campus-wide attention to innovation and entrepreneurship
- Gillings Innovation Lab inventions
- Student prizes
- New partnerships
- More advisers
We’re excited to let you know where our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is taking us…on your behalf.
Don Holzworth, MS, chairman of the School’s Advisory Council, is also the first Gillings Executive in Residence. He advises groups and individuals on matters such as strategic planning, globalization and commercialization of ideas and inventions generated by students and faculty at the School. He supports efforts involving cultivation of funding partners and communications to audiences outside academic settings. He also represents the School on numerous University-wide innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives.