Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

August 9, 2021
First-year college students reported drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tate named vice chair for administration at UNC Family Medicine

August 3, 2021
UNC Family Medicine announced Kevin Tate as the department’s new vice chair for administration, beginning on July 12.

Simms to serve as interim associate dean for inclusive excellence

August 2, 2021
Jeffrey A. Simms will serve as the the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s interim associate dean of inclusive excellence. He brings a wealth of experience working with students, alumni, faculty and staff to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Gillings School.

New program will aid family, friends who provide crucial support for patients with cancer

July 30, 2021
Caring for patients with cancer is not just the domain of doctors and nurses; they rely on an informal network that includes family and friends. With funding from The Duke Endowment, Drs. Erin Kent and Eliza (Leeza) Park are co-directing a project to help alleviate the burden this informal care places on caregivers, especially those in rural areas.

William Ray named as NC’s next director of emergency management

July 26, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on July 2 that UNC Gillings alumnus William Ray will serve as North Carolina’s director of emergency management.

Gillings alumnus Crabb named chief business development officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

July 21, 2021
On June 28, Michael “Trey” Crabb III assumed the role of senior vice president and chief business development officer at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which operates health care facilities across the Mid-South region.

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.

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