New program will aid family, friends who provide crucial support for patients with cancer

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.

Catching up with winners of the Gillings School Pitch Competition

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.

Gillings School students on the front lines of humanitarian health

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.

Melton continues work to improve health systems as president and COO of Suburban Hospital

May 25, 2021
Gillings School alumna Jessica Melton recently stepped into the role of president and chief operating officer of Suburban Hospital.

Love wins CZI funding for open source software to analyze genomics data

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.

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.

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