For entrepreneurs

Professor Mark Sobsey demonstrates the compartment bag water quality test (CBT) he helped develop. The portable, self-contained device helped response teams test the safety of drinking water following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Professor Mark Sobsey, founder of Aquagenx, demonstrates the compartment bag water quality test (CBT) he helped develop. The portable, self-contained device helped response teams test the safety of drinking water following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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

Fast forward!

  •       $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.

 

Executive in Residence

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