Informal water contracts could provide quicker, cheaper ways to reduce impact of droughts

May 31, 2024
Research led by environmental scientists at the Gillings School suggests that cost-effective informal water contracts could be a quicker and more affordable way to bring water to cities and homes during droughts and other emergencies.

Carolina Alumni Association honors Southerland and Koch

May 16, 2024
Drs. Janet Southerland and Gary Koch received Carolina Alumni Awards for their exceptional contributions to their respective fields and profound impact on the lives of countless students and colleagues.

Gillings School’s 84th commencement celebrates Class of 2024

May 14, 2024
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy joined the Gillings School in celebrating 676 graduating students of the Class of 2024. "The truth is that you are needed in the world now more than ever,” Dr. Murthy said in his speech.

Gillings alum Angeli Achrekar is UNC-Chapel Hill's 2024 Hooding Ceremony speaker

May 9, 2024
Gillings School alum Angeli Achrekar ('13 DrPH) is the deputy executive director of the programme branch at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and an assistant secretary-general of the United Nations.

4 Gillings community members honored with 2024 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 29, 2024
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Dr. Stephen Cole (Larsh Award), Dr. Joseph Ibrahim (McGavran Award), Dr. Joe Brown (Greenberg Award) and Traci L. Baird (Barr Award).

Gillings School honors 5 faculty members for teaching innovation

April 29, 2024
Students at the Gillings School have selected five faculty members to honor for teaching innovation in the classroom, including Drs. Bahjat Qaqish, Amanda Northcross, Yesenia Merino, Caroline Chandler and Jan Lee Santos.

Harrison named NCALHD Health Director of the Year

March 25, 2024
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, health director for Granville-Vance Public Health (GVPH) and Gillings School alumna, was honored for her decade-plus commitment to leading GVPH and lifting the work, value and voice of health departments locally, statewide and at the national level.

Researchers explore protective strategies in young adult alcohol use

March 21, 2024
A recent study examines harm-reduction behaviors aimed at mitigating alcohol-related consequences among people ages 18 to 25, unveiling various protective approaches and identifying additional strategies, which may differ from commonly studied ones.

Honoring Dr. James Swenberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering

March 4, 2024
James Swenberg, DVM, DACVP, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, died October 5, 2023. There will be a Scientific Symposium to honor him and his work on March 22 from 3–5 p.m. in 133 Rosenau Hall at the Gillings School.

Pink ribbon marketing on alcohol reveals need for ‘pinkwashing’ awareness

February 26, 2024
Pinkwashed ads for certain beer products led viewers to believe those products had greater health benefits and increased their perception of the brand as favorable and socially responsible, according to a study co-led by Gillings School researchers.

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