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.
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.
March 29, 2021 Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta explores the safety consequences of off-label use of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses his research into communication strategies to counter misinformation that exacerbated these consequences.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Diggs appointed Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
February 19, 2021 Pam Diggs has been named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.