Remembering alumnus Bill Smith, a public health servant for NC

January 25, 2023
William John Smith, IV — known to most as “Bill” —  passed away December 27, 2022, at his home in Lumberton, North Carolina. He served as the health director for Robeson County for nearly 35 years.

Second Gillings Pitch Competition generates student-led public health solutions

January 20, 2023
The Gillings School recently wrapped its second Pitch Competition, where eight teams of students and alumni participated in a head-to-head challenge, leveraging their knowledge to explore innovative ideas to improve public health.

Impact Awards: 5 Gillings students blaze new trails with discovery and research

January 12, 2023
Gillings students/recent alumni have taken home five of The Graduate School's 11 Impact Awards for 2023! The awards recognize the significance of graduate student research and their contributions to North Carolina in the areas of education and economic, physical, social or cultural well-being.

Arter, Gorelick named AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows

January 9, 2023
Gillings School alumni and former Carolina postdoctoral researchers Drs. Calvin Arter and David Gorelick have been named to the 50th cohort of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science and Technology Policy Fellows.

In memory of Dr. Craig Turnbull

December 20, 2022
Prolific researcher and dedicated mentor Dr. Craig Turnbull has passed away. He had a profound personal and professional impact on the Gillings School of Global Public Health, especially undergraduate students for whom he advocated and worked tirelessly – ensuring they had a home at the School.

Gillings experts emphasize health policy’s role in transgender human rights

December 13, 2022
Gillings School alumni Aoife O'Connor and Maximillian Seunik talk about their new publication that explores the ways gender-inclusive human rights laws could strengthen health care rights for trans people and other marginalized communities.

Study links N.C. hog feeding operations to acute gastrointestinal illness

November 23, 2022
North Carolina’s rapidly growing human population is nearly matched by the number of hogs, which at nine million, makes N.C. one of the highest hog producers in the country. Examining the health impact of large hog operations on nearby communities, a group of UNC researchers found significantly elevated rates of acute gastrointestinal illness — with the greatest impact on rural, Black and American Indian populations.

The Abstract: November 21, 2022

November 21, 2022
Faculty receive funding for new and interdisciplinary projects, and Gillings community members are honored for impact, research and scholarship.

The Abstract: November 7, 2022

November 7, 2022
Celebrating the life of Walter Lee Isaacs and recognizing new student and faculty research honors.

Preserving and promoting breastfeeding support in Appalachia

October 26, 2022
As part of a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Gillings nutrition experts partnered with community breastfeeding advocates to co-develop a study exploring the challenges that lactation professionals and supporters experience in Appalachia.

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