August 31, 2020 The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance has announced its latest program: The Emerging Infectious Diseases Southeast Asia Research Collaboration Hub. This is one of a new group of research centers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and faculty at the UNC Gillings School are key collaborators.
August 31, 2020 A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill captures many of the features of human disease and has helped advance a vaccine candidate to clinical trial.
August 19, 2020 Three Gillings School students — representing the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels — and a faculty member co-authored a commentary in The Lancet Public Health on the future of human rights education within the field of public health.
August 10, 2020 The development of a safe and effective vaccine is a key step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of scientists now report that a leading candidate COVID-19 vaccine raises neutralizing antibodies and robustly protects non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
August 10, 2020 For 11 years, UNC Gillings students have turned to global health nonprofit IntraHealth International to gain real-world experience and make an international impact while still in school.
August 6, 2020 “He was one of our kindest, most courageous and most impactful faculty members,” said a longtime colleague of Dr. Steven Richard Meshnick. “His passing is devastating and will be a huge personal and professional loss.”
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.
July 28, 2020 Health policy and management alumnus Dr. Benjamin Puertas enrolled in the Gillings School out of a desire to expand his capacity to make a difference, though he had already founded a school of public health and helped many patients as a medical doctor. Now he is working to train health care workers and ensure the use of best practices in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 28, 2020 Dr. Suzanne Maman has been appointed associate dean for global health, the Gillings School’s chief global leader and liaison, responsible for evolving global strategy and global health initiatives. She will begin this role on Sept. 1.
July 14, 2020 Samuel Haddad, a 2018 UNC Gillings School nutrition alumnus, already was working in Laos with Population Services International to prepare for a public health emergency when COVID-19 began spreading on a global scale. His work there supported an effective national response to the pandemic.