Six Gillings School students win community engagement fellowships

April 29, 2019
The Fellowship program provides students with funding for engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to local or global community priorities and that have an academic connection.

Survey shows half of all workplaces in America offer health and wellness programs

April 22, 2019
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the United States, according to researchers at the Gillings School, the CDC and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs, and 17 percent of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.

Nine faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

March 26, 2019
Each year, the Gillings School's Office of Academic Affairs reviews dozens of student nominations and selects faculty from each department who bring innovation and excitement to the classroom.

Gillings School researchers awarded NC TraCS funding

March 21, 2019
Drs. Carol Golin, Alexandra Lightfoot and Kathryn Wouk have received grant funding for two research projects.

US News ranks Gillings School top public health school in a public university; tied for #2 among all schools

March 12, 2019
Once again, the Gillings School has been ranked by peer leaders as the No. 1 public school of public health – and No. 2 overall – in the nation. The 2020 rankings were published March 12 by U.S. News and World Report.

Rural South African children exposed to violence are more likely to be victims, perpetrators of violence as adults

February 22, 2019
Health behavior doctoral candidate Sarah Treves-Kagan is author of a study published online Feb. 8 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Marja Leena Kultanen (Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Flicker Creative Commons).

UNC, Ribisl found to be highly ranked producers of scholarly information on e-cigarettes

February 5, 2019
An independent analysis by researchers at Rutgers found UNC-Chapel Hill to be one of the top three producers of scholarly articles about e-cigarettes. Dr. Kurt Ribisl was recognized as one of the top individual researchers on the topic. Photo by Vaping360.

Alumna Sally Herndon honored with Levine Award for distinguished work in public health

February 5, 2019
Sally Herndon, 1980 alumna and adjunct instructor in health behavior at the Gillings School, has been named recipient of the 2019 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award, presented by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

UNC researchers solve racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients

February 4, 2019
Drs. Sam Cykert and Geni Eng are co-authors of a study showing that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung cancer.

HIV intervention provides opportunity to explore the nature of resilience among young black men

January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.

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