Gillings students among 2021 E(I) Lab entrepreneurship and innovation award winners

May 4, 2021
Five Master of Public Health students were among the E(I) Lab's sixth cohort, recently honored for innovation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary collaboration to solve challenges in health care.

Mobile gaming app enhances HIV care 

April 27, 2021
Gaming features that can drive airline loyalty and inspire people to take more steps during the day have now been integrated into a mobile phone application to enhance HIV care.

Graduate student ‘Boundary Spanners’ help NC communities address COVID-19 challenges

February 2, 2021
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students created the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives.

Addressing pandemic problems

January 19, 2021
While COVID-19 has shaken the world, it has also pushed society to be more innovative and creative — two attributes that have been essential to the success of researchers at UNC. Carolina students, faculty and staff are engaged in an abundance of projects, making UNC the most cited university in the United States for coronavirus research.

Are first-year students first-aid ready?

September 10, 2020
Kate Leo and Hannah Tuckman — both juniors at the Gillings School — have launched an effort to provide UNC students with first-aid kits while sharing campus health care resources.

NSF funds UNC scientists to explore potential COVID-19 aerosol transmission

August 3, 2020
In an effort to further our understanding of how COVID-19 is spread, the National Science Foundation has funded a team of researchers at the Gillings School, led by Dr. Barbara Turpin, to study the SARS-CoV-2 virus' potential for aerosol transmission.

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.

Giving a global voice to minority smoking inequities

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.

New graduate certificate preps students to innovate for public good

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.

Gillings team wins student data analysis competition to tackle North Carolina health challenges

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.

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