Alumni News

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Equipment, Emergency Response and Water Surveillance

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.

Alumna Adia Ross named CMO of Duke Regional Hospital

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)

UNC researchers propose new method for identifying core functions of evidence-based interventions

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.

‘100% Vitamin C’ marketing claims increase appeal of sugary fruit drinks

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.

Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Gillings School Responds

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.

Two health policy and management alumni honored with Levine Awards

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.

Herrera named health care hero by Triangle Business Journal

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.