Student research

Research in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is an essential part of the teaching mission. Virtually all of our research teams include both our faculty and our 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.


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Posters were on display March 21, 2014 during Experience Gillings 2014!

The student research poster event showcases students’ original research. The event took place March 21 2014. Maya Nadimpalli received the Delta Omega (Theta chapter) award and Luma Essaid (pictured below) received the Gillings Student Poster award.Postereventforweb

At a glance…

More than 60 courses offered throughout the School focus on research methods or training

30 training grants provide dozens of SPH students the opportunity to conduct research

Approximately 33% of faculty’s active research grants employ students

Some examples of student/faculty research collaborations…

Resources for Student Research


BSPH student receives research award at national health disparities conference

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Epidemiology student finds standard flu vaccination to be less effective for dialysis patients

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Adolescents’ expectations of an early death can predict their economic futures more than a decade later.

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2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card findings coordinated by Biostatistics faculty, students

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One of the most important members of the research university community is the postdoctoral scholar, or postdoc. More than 60 postdocs work throughout the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; in its departments, labs, offices, centers and institutes. Part student, part faculty and part staff, the Postdoc journey is a unique part of the career-building journey toward finding one’s scholarly niche. Resources for Postdoc Research

Doctoral student’s work helps communities prepare for next flu pandemic

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Postdoctoral student receives grant for patient-reported outcomes research

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Recent graduate finds early childhood growth spurt to be associated with obesity genes

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