Groundbreaking study reveals genetic markers for Type 2 diabetes in East Asians

July 6, 2020
A recent study — the largest of its kind in any non-European population — demonstrates that while different populations of people share similar genetic predispositions for Type 2 diabetes, they also have some genetic variations that can alter their susceptibility to developing the disease.

Sollecito retires after 23 years on Gillings School faculty

June 30, 2020
Dr. Bill Sollecito will retire in June after 23 years of service on the faculty of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Gillings researchers identify potential strategy for rapid scale-up of COVID-19 testing

June 29, 2020
Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a possible testing model for SARS-CoV-2 that could rapidly and efficiently screen 2 to 20 times as many people as an individual molecular-based test could.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Tracking the Spread

May 18, 2020
The asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 has created a significant challenge for public health experts. Learn how faculty and alumni in epidemiology, health behavior and biostatistics are working to track the spread of the disease through studies, contact tracing, modeling and more.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Leveraging Technology to Address Needs

April 27, 2020
In a time when a pandemic has limited the resources available to meet critical health needs in-person, we have moved into the digital space to seek assistance. In health behavior, students, faculty and alumni are coming together to develop online tools that help health care workers get access to child care and provide mental health support to teens who are feeling increasingly vulnerable. Biostatistics alumnus Andrew Williams is helping to develop software that can assist health care providers in modeling the spread of COVID-19 in order to prepare resources accordingly.

Eight faculty members win 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards

April 17, 2020
Students at the Gillings School voted recently to select eight of the School’s most innovative classroom teachers for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.

Four Gillings community members honored for achievements in teaching, mentoring, research and service

April 16, 2020
The Gillings School has announced the 2020 winners of four of the School's most prestigious awards – the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award, the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship, the Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award.

Gillings School students claim 9 of Graduate School’s 17 Impact and Horizon awards

April 6, 2020
The UNC Graduate School has announced that nine of the 17 Impact and Horizon awardees for 2020 are students or recent graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The awards acknowledge student research that benefits the people of North Carolina.

Biostatistics student named Gates Cambridge Scholar

March 26, 2020
Daniel Malawsky will attend the University of Cambridge and pursue a doctoral degree in genomic sciences.

Coronavirus affects everyone: The Gillings School responds

March 16, 2020
As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.

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