Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Environmental sciences and engineering professorships usher in next century of interdisciplinary research, innovation

August 19, 2020
Appointments to two prestigious professorships in the UNC Gillings School of Global Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering underscore the department’s 100-year tradition of local and global impact. Dr. Jill Stewart has been named the Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and Dr. Gregory Characklis, the W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor.

Christenson-Diver named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

August 10, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Christenson-Diver, a postdoctoral research associate at the Gillings School, has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her placement is with the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs — specifically, the Office of Canadian Affairs.

Seven new Gillings Innovation Labs will tackle COVID-19

July 6, 2020
Exactly how does coronavirus spread in the air? What will get kids’ vaccinations back on track across the United States? How can public health practitioners work with church communities to spread accurate information about COVID-19? These are just three of the questions being explored by Gillings School researchers and their collaborators through a special COVID-19 round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Keeping Communities Informed

May 11, 2020
The digital space has made information about COVID-19 more accessible than ever – but not more accurate. Students in maternal and child health, the Public Health Leadership Program and environmental sciences and engineering are generating solutions to communicate public health information factually and effectively to communities in need.