UNC awarded $90M global health PEARL project to support localized generation and use of evidence and data

September 27, 2023
The GH PEARL project will facilitate effective generation and use of high-quality data and evidence to strengthen policies and program implementation to improve health and save lives in low- and middle-income countries.

Excellent, Lund named to 2023 class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

September 27, 2023
Drs. Marie Lina Excellent and Jennifer Lund join the latest cohort of this collaborative program, which that brings together selected faculty from across campus to advance engaged research conducted in partnership with communities to address issues of shared concern and mutual benefit.

Biostatistics: Beyond the Numbers

September 27, 2023
Opportunity in biostatistics is booming in North Carolina and across the nation. Expertise in the analysis of data related to biology and health sciences supports a broad range of activities, from environmental health research and clinical trials of cancer treatments to analysis for litigation, and biostatistics degree holders work in the nonprofit, government and pharmaceutical sectors as well as at tech giants like Google and Microsoft.

Part of $50M NIH study examines “omics” of liver disease in Mexican-American border population

September 26, 2023
Dr. Kari North and collaborators aim to use multi-"omics" data to understand the biological factors that may contribute to liver disease associated with obesity in Mexican-American communities in southern Texas.

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

UNC Gillings School to host new CDC center for outbreak forecasting, response

September 19, 2023
The Gillings School is one of 13 funded partners working with the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to establish the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling (ODAM) Network. This funding will support the creation of the Atlantic Coast Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Analytics, which will serve as the OADM Coordinating Center and as a Center of Innovation.

Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, encourages Gillings students to ‘think globally’

September 14, 2023
This fall, Dr. Lusajo Kajula will be sharing her global health expertise with Gillings students and the Durham County Health Department as the Gillings School's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

How to give and ask for mental health support

September 5, 2023
Dr. Edwin Fisher, a Carolina clinical psychologist and professor of health behavior at the Gillings School, explains peer support for mental health and offers tips to help yourself and others.

Where Public Health and Academia Intersect: Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge

August 31, 2023
In this interview, Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge discusses how she translates her research at the Gillings School into actionable strategies for the Granville-Vance Health Department.

The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

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