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Skinner serves as dean of new school of public health at UT Southwestern

December 21, 2021
Dr. Celette Sugg Skinner — alum and adjunct professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the Gillings School’s Public Health Foundation board — has been selected to serve as the first dean of a new school of public health to be launched at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Checking in with COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Labs

November 24, 2021
Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.

Community partnership provides harm reduction for vulnerable populations in Durban

October 22, 2021
UNC Gillings alum Michael Wilson cofounded Bellhaven Harm Reduction Centre, the first low-threshold harm-reduction center in South Africa which provides community-based health and harm reduction services for low-income and homeless individuals in Durban, South Africa. A recent mini documentary chronicles the unique relationship between the city, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the local university that made this center possible. 

Dr. Beth Moracco honored with 2021 Edward Graham Kidder Faculty Service Award

October 12, 2021
The Edward Kidder Graham Award recognizes distinguished service by a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member that benefits the University, North Carolina and the United States. The 2021 award was presented to Dr. Beth Moracco, associate professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and associate director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center.

UNC-Chapel Hill Peer Support Core reflects on impact of inaugural year

September 30, 2021
September marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the UNC-Chapel Hill Peer Support Core, an organization charged with “increasing resources for programs focused on peer-to-peer support, non-crisis support and discussion.” In honor of this milestone, the Peer Support Core has released its 2020-2021 Annual Report, which highlights the impact made on mental health and wellness.