March 15, 2019
Dr. Sarah Birken's award is given to those who elevate the status of women, help improve campus policies, promote recruitment, retention and upward mobility of women, and participate in women's professional development or mentorship. Photo by UNC-Chapel Hill/Jon Gardiner.
March 15, 2019
US News ranks Gillings School top public health school in a public university; tied for #2 among all schools
March 12, 2019
Once again, the Gillings School has been ranked by peer leaders as the No. 1 public school of public health – and No. 2 overall – in the nation. The 2020 rankings were published March 12 by U.S. News and World Report.
March 9, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Impact and Horizon awards include Leah Chapman, Liang Chi, Danielle Gartner, Alex Gertner, Anna Kahkoska, Dana Pasquale, Karen Setty and Paul Shafer.
March 4, 2019
In what is the first prospective study on the association between sedentary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) specifically in women, Dr. Kelly Evenson found that women who are sedentary have a significantly greater risk of CVD, independent of other health factors. Photo courtesy of CDC/Project Enhance.
March 1, 2019
The Gillings School's Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center has been awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The historic study is the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of this diverse population.
February 27, 2019
Denise St. Jean, doctoral student in epidemiology, has been selected as one of 40 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholars from across the U.S. Scholars apply research in their fields to influence policy related to population health, health equity and advancing a “Culture of Health.”
Gillings School mourns loss of Bill Jenkins, advocate for minority health and witness against racism
February 19, 2019
Dr. William Carter Jenkins, alumnus and adjunct professor at the Gillings School, died Feb. 17 at the age of 73. Jenkins’s passing was especially poignant given its proximity to the School’s 40th-anniversary Minority Health Conference, of which Jenkins was a founder and decades-long supporter.
February 18, 2019
A new breakthrough study, co-led by Dr. Kari North and involving more than 275 international researchers, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The study broadens our understanding of the ways genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.
February 13, 2019
On Feb. 20, Dr. Wayne Rosamond and others will begin testing and simulations on campus of drones designed to deliver automated external defibrillators to people who have experienced cardiac arrest.
February 7, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a co-investigator for the USAID-National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine project.