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.
June 22, 2020 A UNC-Chapel Hill student-led public health team places third among 3,500 participants in Oxford University’s global systems mapping competition, exploring racial and ethnic disparities in tobacco control.
May 26, 2020 Solving complex economic, social and environmental problems requires working on interdisciplinary teams. A new nine-credit graduate certificate program, launching in the spring of 2021, will help students learn and practice design thinking and other required skills.
May 6, 2020 An interdisciplinary team of doctoral and graduate students – including Mekhala Dissanayake, Erica Zeno, Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman – recently won first place in the North Carolina Well-Being Data Analysis Competition.
March 18, 2020 Seeing a need to address gaps in public health communication efforts, health behavior graduate students Emily Newman and Kathryn Carpenter have launched a new business venture, Newman Carpenter.
December 19, 2019 Two UNC Gillings undergraduates support the work of Durham Volunteer Doulas, a nonprofit that provides free doula training and care to women living in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
March 16, 2019
Graduate and undergraduate students from more than 10 universities gathered at the Gillings School on Feb. 16-17 for the 2019 Pearl Hacks, a weekend-long hackathon for female and nonbinary students.
September 13, 2018 UNC undergraduates Lucy Best, Emily Kian and Eliza Harrison (an ESE student) make up team Phyta, a seaweed cultivation initiative hoping to win the prestigious Hult Prize.
October 5, 2017 Five teams of Gillings School researchers and their collaborators have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs), beginning this fall. The teams are led by Drs. Orlando Coronell, Stephanie Engel, Emily Gower, Stephen Marshall and Kristen Hassmiller-Lynch, and Steven Meshnick. The awards are administered by Research, Innovation and Global Solutions, the Gillings School unit that manages programs funded by the $50 million Gillings gift.
Elizabeth Chen, MPH, and Cristina Leos, MSPH, health behavior doctoral students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have won a $325,000 award from Innovation Next, a program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The award is the largest ever made to a student or a student group at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.