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.

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

  • Research information tools, systems and technologies (such as supporting and enhancing interactive maps that show the location of research projects and REACH NC)
  • Innovation Labs
  • Visiting professors and entrepreneurs
  • Scholarships for students
  • Research data stewardship
  • Support of innovative enterprises, such as the Water Institute
  • Research Council and Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Other strategies for enhancing innovation, entrepreneurship and successful research applications
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurs to fund their start ups

    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.


    SBIR / STTR Phase 1 Match Program for North Carolina Awardees

    The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s program is designed to award matching funds to North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a SBIR or STTR Phase I award.