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Staying involved and giving back

January 31, 2023
Dr. Todd A. Durham and his wife, Dr. Heidi P. Durham, are planning for the future. They’re not just thinking of themselves but also about family, their state and public health. They recently made a planned gift by donating an independent retirement account to the Gillings School, Todd's alma mater to support priority initiatives under the discretion of the dean. Read about why he views this as a good investment in the future.

In memory of Dr. Craig Turnbull

December 20, 2022
Prolific researcher and dedicated mentor Dr. Craig Turnbull has passed away. He had a profound personal and professional impact on the Gillings School of Global Public Health, especially undergraduate students for whom he advocated and worked tirelessly – ensuring they had a home at the School.

Staley wins Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

August 4, 2022
Brooke Staley, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and former co-chair of the Minority Student Caucus, was selected as one of 38 awardees in the 2022 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship competition.

The Abstract: July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022
Gillings alumni Drs. Eric Daza and David Gorelick make an impact in health care leadership, and Dr. Noah Kittner's team secures a grant from the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia.

Woods brings science to N.C. communities’ fight against environmental hazards

January 31, 2022
For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney Woods has focused on participatory research – a method that allows her to tap local expertise to support communities experiencing environmental racism. With funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, she created the Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic. It will function like a legal clinic to provide timely technical support to local responses to critical environmental health concerns.

Skinner serves as dean of new school of public health at UT Southwestern

December 21, 2021
Dr. Celette Sugg Skinner — alum and adjunct professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the Gillings School’s Public Health Foundation board — has been selected to serve as the first dean of a new school of public health to be launched at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Produce prescriptions can save money. New project asks how much?

December 13, 2021
Food prescription programs provide monthly benefits to help people buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and these programs have already been shown to improve health outcomes. A $765,000 grant from The Duke Endowment will fund research by Dr. Shu Wen Ng, Distinguished Scholar in Public Health Nutrition, to produce evidence related to a new facet of these programs: return on investment in the form of improved health and lower health care costs for individuals and communities.