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.

Roszak appointed senior VP, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

July 7, 2021
A history of effective leadership has led the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to appoint Gillings School alumna Sara Roszak senior vice president, health and wellness strategy and policy.

Gillings School alumni named to Triangle Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

July 7, 2021
Five alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were honored by Triangle Business Journal as among the Triangle region of North Carolina’s best and brightest business and community leaders younger than 40 years. The 40 under 40 list highlights people who will shape the Triangle for years to come.

Catching up with winners of the Gillings School Pitch Competition

June, 22, 2021
Aditi Borde and Jacqueline Gerhart won a competition that was the first of its kind at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health back in November 2020. They received the top prize in the Gillings School Pitch Competition for their innovative idea to improve health outcomes for people who are diabetic that live in rural areas.

Metabolic clues could serve as early predictors of pregnancy complications, inform nutritional intervention

June 18, 2021
A team of Gillings School nutrition researchers recently identified certain changes in a person’s metabolism, that, if found early in a pregnancy, can more accurately predict whether a mother may experience pregnancy-related hypertension or preterm birth than other known risk factors.

Kandrack research honored among ‘best of’ AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 17, 2021
Recent health policy and management alumnus Dr. Ryan Kandrack has been selected to present an abstract of his research as part of AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) “Best of ARM” session.

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