Richard Besser, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO, will speak at the Gillings School’s May commencement

December 10, 2018
"We are proud of our association with the UNC Gillings School and its work to make public health a top priority in America," Dr. Besser said.

Doctoral student considers how schools of public health communicate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion

December 5, 2018
Doctoral student Yesenia Merino analyzed content on the websites of the 59 schools that were CEPH-accredited in 2016. Her aim was to understand the schools’ efforts in diversity, inclusion and equity. The study was published Nov. 8 in the journal Pedagogy in Health Promotion.

Clarivate Analytics’ new list of highly cited researchers includes eight from Gillings School

December 3, 2018
Drs. Adair, Baric, Brewer, Cohen, Evenson, Paerl, Popkin and Surratt were on the Clarivate Analytics list for 2018.

Federal Cancer Panel reports HPV vaccination rates remain too low to achieve full potential for cancer prevention

November 1, 2018
Underuse of the HPV vaccine remains a serious threat to progress against cancer in the United States, according to a report released today by the chair of the President’s Cancer Panel, Dr. Barbara K. Rimer.

Thomas awarded AHRQ grant for dissertation research on diabetes

October 30, 2018
Doctoral candidate Tainayah Thomas was awarded a grant for $18,162 toward completing her dissertation research on diabetes.

Skinner named to chair clinical sciences department at University of Texas

October 9, 2018 Dr. Celette Skinner, Gillings School alumna and president of the School's Public Health Foundation board, was named chair of the clinical sciences department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.

Gillings School researchers contribute to special issue of Journal of Interpersonal Violence

September 23, 2018 This fall, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence will publish a special issue, "Preventing violence: The role of public policies in preventing intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence." The issue features several articles by Gillings School researchers, including the commentary, "Leveraging Data to Strengthen Campus Sexual Assault Policies," published online Sept. 5. Photo by Ed Yourdon.

With $11.6M NIH grant, researchers will study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

September 19, 2018 Researchers at three universities will join together to form Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE). The project’s goal is to build a strong scientific evidence base for effective policies in the retail environment to help reduce tobacco use, tobacco-related disparities and the public health burden of tobacco, including cancer.

Student startup to combat global warming with seaweed

September 13, 2018 UNC undergraduates Lucy Best, Emily Kian and Eliza Harrison (an ESE student) make up team Phyta, a seaweed cultivation initiative hoping to win the prestigious Hult Prize.

UNC Gillings alumna named CEO of EngenderHealth

September 12, 2018 Gillings School alumna Traci L. Baird (MPH, 1995, health behavior) has been named president and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization. She will step into the role Oct. 1.

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