September 14, 2021 Dr. Marcia E. Herman-Giddens created a fund to continue her work to recognize and prevent the deaths of children at the hands of caregivers. In this interview, Herman-Giddens shares more about her work — which led to statewide laws requiring review of child deaths and inquiries in to what could prevent them — and her reasons for giving. The fund honors the memory of her son, William D. Popper.
September 2, 2021 The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge awarded $40 million to projects with bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence in the United States. Dr. Nicole Bates, an alumna of the Gillings School, is director of strategic partnerships and initiatives at Pivotal Ventures.
August 13, 2021 Dr. Vilma S. Santana, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was inducted into Brazil's Academia de Medicine da Bahia (Bahia Academy of Medicine) in late May 2021.
July 30, 2021 Caring for patients with cancer is not just the domain of doctors and nurses; they rely on an informal network that includes family and friends. With funding from The Duke Endowment, Drs. Erin Kent and Eliza (Leeza) Park are co-directing a project to help alleviate the burden this informal care places on caregivers, especially those in rural areas.
June, 22, 2021
Aditi Borde and Jacqueline Gerhart won a competition that was the first of its kind at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health back in November 2020. They received the top prize in the Gillings School Pitch Competition for their innovative idea to improve health outcomes for people who are diabetic that live in rural areas.
June 1, 2021 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health launched the Humanitarian Health Initiative to leverage the School’s global health expertise in support of humanitarian efforts around the world. A new series of internships tapped students to contribute to HHI efforts.
May 25, 2021 Gillings School alumna Jessica Melton recently stepped into the role of president and chief operating officer of Suburban Hospital.
November 19, 2020 Thursday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects, including $74,000 to Michael Love, PhD, assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
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.