Jason Surratt sees the forest through the trees. Name: Jason Surratt Position: Associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Years at Gillings: 6.5   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I study how plant emissions (especially from trees) interact with man-made pollution to create smog. Yes, trees can produce pollutants… Read more »

Cait Hill is a true Renaissance woman. Name: Caitlyn (Cait) Hill Position: Systems analyst, Instructional and Information Systems Years at UNC Gillings: Just over nine   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I keep the server side of our IT infrastructure up and running, I manage the user authentication… Read more »

July 12, 2013 More than two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found. Although others have suggested that a changing climate may exacerbate effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study also shows that previous climate change has a minimal effect… Read more »

  Dr. Robert Tibshirani The Bernard Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series spotlights excellence in the field of biostatistics. This year’s speaker and award recipient is Dr. Robert John Tibshirani, Professor of public health sciences and statistics, Stanford University. The series will take place June 6 and 7, 2012 in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Michael… Read more »

April 21, 2011 Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Donglin Zeng Dr. Hongtu Zhu Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health were selected recently as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fred Wright, PhD, professor, and associate professors Donglin Zeng, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, PhD, will be inducted into fellowship in August… Read more »

July 01, 2009 A documentary written and produced by students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communications will air on Saturday, July 4 at 11 p.m. during the “North Carolina Visions” film festival on UNC-TV (North Carolina Public Television). The 22-minute program – “Environmental Heroes” –… Read more »

November 03, 2008 On Friday, September 26, 2008, UNC students, faculty, and alumni joined together in the Hooker Atrium for the long awaited naming ceremony. The school officially unveiled its new name as the “Gillings School of Global Public Health” (SPH) on a commemorative board in the Atrium, outside of the Hooker Research Center, and… Read more »

CHAPEL HILL North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has signed into law the Liability Protection for Private Entities Act of 2008, a bill drafted by the NC Division of Public Health to improve state emergency preparedness. This successful effort was spearheaded by the Private/Public Legal Preparedness Initiative at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, part… Read more »

A UNC-Chapel Hill HIV/AIDS Doctor has received the school’s highest faculty award. Dr. Myron S. Cohen Director of the Center for HIV/STDs and Infectious Disease received the O. Max Gardner Award on May 9, 2008 from the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen is recognized as one… Read more »

April 03, 2007 Pamela Duncan, a staff member of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been awarded the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. The Institute for Public Health is a unit of the UNC School of Public Health.The award was presented March 30… Read more »