April 6, 2020 The UNC Graduate School has announced that nine of the 17 Impact and Horizon awardees for 2020 are students or recent graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The awards acknowledge student research that benefits the people of North Carolina.
April 3, 2020 Doctoral student Alex Gertner is teaming up with fellow students and experts across the UNC System to make PPE for health care workers in need. Alumna Pooja Jani is at the epicenter of a pandemic, helping to coordinate New York City's emergency public health response. Meanwhile, alumni Scott Meschke, Christine Stauber and Joe Brown are collaborating on ways to monitor wastewater to track the spread of COVID-19.
March 31, 2020 Dr. Adia Kamali Ross, who holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the Gillings School, was named Duke Regional Hospital’s chief medical officer earlier this year. (Photo by Amy Sterns Photography)
March 24, 2020 Putting evidence-based interventions into practice can be difficult when health care settings and populations differ from the original context of the intervention. A new study that includes research from the Department of Health Policy and Management tackles that challenge by proposing a theoretical framework that could enable effective adaptation into healthcare policy, practice and research.
March 24, 2020 Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major factor in the obesity epidemic among both children and adults, and fruit-flavored drinks with added sugar are by far the most popular variety of these among children. In a new study, UNC researchers examine how adding vitamin claims, fruit images and health warnings to the labels of fruit drinks affected consumers’ perceptions.
March 16, 2020 As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.
Governments need rigorous and consistent standards to address environmental health for people who are displaced
March 6, 2020 Forcibly displaced people face a number of environmental health challenges that can vastly differ depending on the response by the countries that host them. New research from the Gillings School calls for a consistent and thorough set of standards that can address these challenges holistically.
February 13, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has honored two health policy and management alumni, Evelyn Foust, MPH, and Belinda Pettiford, MPH, with the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award for outstanding accomplishments and continued commitment to the cause of public health.
February 6, 2020 Alumnus Andrew Herrera has been selected to receive a 2020 Health Care Hero Award from the Triangle Business Journal for his leadership role at Curamericas Global and his commitment to improving community health in the Triangle and communities across the globe.
January 21, 2010 Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored with the General Alumni Association's Faculty Service Award.