June 8, 2021
Dr. Alex Gertner, an alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Health, received an Annual Award from AcademyHealth for research into the use of effective treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) in Medicaid beneficiaries. His research provides evidence for increasing access to and improving the quality of treatment of OUD with buprenorphine.
June 8, 2021
June 2, 2021 A team of researchers, led by a Gillings School alumnus, has produced a mathematical simulation that evaluates how many COVID-19 cases could be avoided in North Carolina if more people get vaccinated and follow mask and physical distancing guidelines.
May 25, 2021 Gillings School alumna Jessica Melton recently stepped into the role of president and chief operating officer of Suburban Hospital.
Five Gillings community members honored with 2021 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service
April 22, 2021 The Gillings School has announced the 2021 winners of four of the School's most prestigious awards – the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award, the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship, the Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award.
April 21, 2021 Students at the Gillings School voted recently to select seven of the School’s most innovative classroom teachers for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.
Gillings alumnae join Biden-Harris administration to enhance well-being of Americans, address pandemic inequities
April 20, 2021 Two Gillings School alumnae have secured influential positions within the Biden-Harris administration: Anne Reid, MPH ’08, is the Department of Health and Human Services’ new deputy chief of staff, and Mayra Alvarez, MHA ’05, will serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
April 19, 2021 Research from the Department of Health Policy and Management suggests that a new enhanced primary care model shows promise to improve the quality of health services provided to people with serious mental illness and reduce their hospital visits.
April 13, 2021 Dr. Melanie Studer, assistant professor of health policy and management, has been appointed to the position of assistant dean of undergraduate degree programs at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
March 23, 2021 Dr. Christopher M. Shea of the Department of Health Policy and Management proposes a new model of research on implementation champion impact, with the ultimate goal of disseminating evidence-based tools for health system leaders to support champions within their organizations.
March 20, 2021 Two undergraduate students represented the Gillings School in the running for the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Aneesha Tucker was the scholarship winner, receiving $2,000. Amy Lo was one of two runners-up, earning $1,500.