Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030

July 15, 2021
A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among United States women will total $152.4 billion in 2030 — nearly two and a half times the estimate for 2015 costs — due to increase in cases among younger women.

Gillings School alumni named to Triangle Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

July 7, 2021
Five alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were honored by Triangle Business Journal as among the Triangle region of North Carolina’s best and brightest business and community leaders younger than 40 years. The 40 under 40 list highlights people who will shape the Triangle for years to come.

Two Gillings undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors

June 29, 2021
Fourteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — including two with majors at the Gillings School — have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2021 study abroad programs in Asia.

Catching up with winners of the Gillings School Pitch Competition

June, 22, 2021
Aditi Borde and Jacqueline Gerhart won a competition that was the first of its kind at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health back in November 2020. They received the top prize in the Gillings School Pitch Competition for their innovative idea to improve health outcomes for people who are diabetic that live in rural areas.

Kandrack research honored among ‘best of’ AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 17, 2021
Recent health policy and management alumnus Dr. Ryan Kandrack has been selected to present an abstract of his research as part of AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) “Best of ARM” session.

Gertner receives AcademyHealth award for research to improve treatment of opioid use disorder

June 8, 2021
Dr. Alex Gertner, an alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public 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.

COVID-19 simulation shows importance of continued safety efforts during vaccine distribution

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.

Melton continues work to improve health systems as president and COO of Suburban Hospital

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.

Seven faculty members win 2021 Teaching Innovation Awards

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.

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