Brown investigates link between sanitation infrastructure and health in rural U.S.

April 8, 2021
Gillings School alumnus and faculty member Dr. Joe Brown is investigating the prevalence of sanitation-related pathogens in low-income communities in rural Alabama.

UNC Gillings alumna Banks promoted to top leadership position at Texas A&M

April 6, 2021
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently named Dr. M. Katherine Banks president of the system’s flagship institution, Texas A&M University.

Chalachala works to improve maternal health and family planning in the DRC

April 6, 2021
Jean Lambert Chalachala has a calling: to improve the human condition. As a clinician and public health expert, the Gillings School alumnus has found ample opportunities to do just that – working in surgery, hospital administration, epidemic and crisis management, lactation support, family planning and more.

UNC Gillings: the number one public school of public health in the US

March 30, 2021
Once again, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health was ranked by peer leaders as the number one public school of public health in the United States — and number two overall. The rankings were published March 30 by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Cicely Mitchell to speak at Gillings School’s 2021 Commencement

March 11, 2021
At the Gillings School’s 2021 virtual Commencement celebration — happening May 15 — alumna Dr. Cicely Mitchell will share lessons she’s learned during 20+ years of practicing biostatistics during the day and pursuing music in her free time.

The next generation of public health leaders must focus on human rights

March 4, 2021
Twelve students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teamed up to publish a perspective in the American Journal of Public Health about why and how they — the next generation of public health leaders — must center human rights in their work.

Gertner wins 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in social sciences

March 3, 2021
Dr. Alex Gertner, a 2020 alumnus in health policy and management, is the recipient of The Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the field of social sciences for his dissertation “Quality and Access of Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid.”

Research on nutrition-related policy and practices in Kenya identifies a pathway to reduce disease

March 1, 2021
Danielle Doughman coauthored an article published in PLOS One that reports on research in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess government policies to support access to, knowledge about and consumption of healthy food in Kenya and suggest actions the government can take to improve them.

Study shows Latino families more likely to have purchased toddler milk

February 25, 2020
Though multiple national health organizations recommend against giving toddler milk – a nutrient-fortified drink for children ages 12 months to 3 years that often contains added sugars – to young children, a new study suggests Latino families may be at particularly high risk for purchasing the product.

Remembering Joan Gillings, who inspired thousands with her ‘can do, hands on’ approach

February 22, 2021
Joan Gillings passed away on February 18. Her name and her spirit will live on in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Joan was a force of nature, a wonderful leader in North Carolina and beyond,” says Dean Barbara K. Rimer.

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