Research and Innovation Solutions

Research and Innovation Solutions. Anticipate. Accelerate.
Message from the Managing Director
"Research and Innovation Solutions brings together our school’s commitment to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the school of public health to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world."
Julie MacMillan, MPH
Managing Director, Research and Innovation Solutions

The Research and Innovation Solutions team supports all departments and programs at the School of Public Health. We promote faculty and student research, manage programs funded by the Gillings Gift and nurture entrepreneurship.

AOL Founder and Entrepreneur Steve Case is visiting the Triangle! If you’d like to go please register with your UNC email account. There will be a bus leaving from the Campus Y on the 5th at 10:30. To reserve a seat please email

Please feel free to Contact Us for more information. From this site, you can find information on:

Congratulations to the four Gillings Innovation Lab recipients for 2015! Read more.




The GIllings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences are happy to announce a public-health track for the minor in entrepreneurship.  Please visit our Entrepreneurship or Resources
for Entrepreneurs
 pages for more information.

Gillings Gift

In 2007, Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings made a $50 million pledge to the school of public health because of the school’s excellent and entrepreneurial track record in research, teaching and practice. More information about programs funded by the gift is online.

Student Research Poster Event

The 2015 Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event will take place as part of the Foard Lecture. Student are encourage to submit posters they have created during the last year through their classes and extracurriculars.

There will be two awards offered: the Delta Omega award provides $750 toward 2015 APHA conference presentation and the Gillings Poster Award provides $500 toward a conference of the student’s choice.  Students must register by April 14th..