Digital systems can improve quality of cancer care in low-resource settings

September 7, 2021
Gynecologic cancer contributes significantly to the number of cancer cases each year in Zambia, but weaknesses in referral, communication and coordination systems present challenges to care. Gillings School alumna Katerina Pattee is lead author of a recent article in the Journal of Cancer Policy describing an intervention to establish a low-cost digital system to manage information related to cancer care.

Innovative programs awarded $40 million to advance gender equality

September 2, 2021
The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge awarded $40 million to projects with bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence in the United States. Dr. Nicole Bates, an alumna of the Gillings School, is director of strategic partnerships and initiatives at Pivotal Ventures.

Firearm use is more prevalent than thought in intimate partner violence

August 27, 2021
In North Carolina, firearm use in incidents of intimate partner violence is much higher than previously thought, even in non-fatal reports.

Remembering David Steffen, servant leader who inspired future public health change-makers

August 16, 2021
The Gillings School community celebrates the life of Dr. David Steffen, beloved teacher, practitioner and public health leadership mentor, who passed away in late July 2021. Steffen inspired and guided countless colleagues and public health professionals on their path to become transformative leaders in communities, health departments and other care organizations locally and globally.

Santana inducted into The Bahia Academy of Medicine

August 13, 2021
Dr. Vilma S. Santana, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was inducted into Brazil's Academia de Medicine da Bahia (Bahia Academy of Medicine) in late May 2021.

Tate named vice chair for administration at UNC Family Medicine

August 3, 2021
UNC Family Medicine announced Kevin Tate as the department’s new vice chair for administration, beginning on July 12.

Simms to serve as interim associate dean for inclusive excellence

August 2, 2021
Jeffrey A. Simms will serve as the the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s interim associate dean of inclusive excellence. He brings a wealth of experience working with students, alumni, faculty and staff to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Gillings School.

William Ray named as NC’s next director of emergency management

July 26, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on July 2 that UNC Gillings alumnus William Ray will serve as North Carolina’s director of emergency management.

Gillings alumnus Crabb named chief business development officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

July 21, 2021
On June 28, Michael “Trey” Crabb III assumed the role of senior vice president and chief business development officer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which operates health care facilities across the Mid-South region.

Improving maternal and child nutrition is a family endeavor

July 16, 2021
Maternal and child nutrition researchers are gaining a clearer picture of the role that fathers, grandparents and other family members play in feeding. To develop a holistic approach that considers this family system, experts at UNC-Chapel Hill, including Dr. Stephanie Martin, have contributed to a special compendium of research that could lead to better nutritional results for caregivers and children.

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