April 6, 2021 Jean Lambert Chalachala has a calling: to improve the human condition. As a clinician and public health expert, the Gillings School alumnus has found ample opportunities to do just that – working in surgery, hospital administration, epidemic and crisis management, lactation support, family planning and more.
March 22, 2021 Dr. Sandra Martin is a professor, associate chair for research and director of graduate studies in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School. She is also the 2021 recipient of UNC's Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.
March 4, 2021 Twelve students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teamed up to publish a perspective in the American Journal of Public Health about why and how they — the next generation of public health leaders — must center human rights in their work.
January 13, 2021 The Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School has been the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health since 2008. In fall 2020, it was redesignated as such for the third time.
November 17, 2020 When families are dealing with stress over housing insecurity, there is a greater risk of child maltreatment and Child Protective Services becoming involved. These findings come from three researchers at the UNC Gillings School.
November 13, 2020 In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, doctoral candidate Caitlin Williams and Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier write that populist policies have hindered public health responses to COVID-19 and could have lasting consequences on health and human rights.
October 27, 2020 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1970 from the UNC School of Public Health. The accomplishments of remarkable alumni from that cohort exemplify the School's spirit of public health education and innovation over the past 50 years.
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to support wider adoption of breastfeeding through $1.3M subcontract
October 1, 2020 Breastfeeding is a vital component of newborn and early child health, and members of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health are on the case. Faculty and staff within CGBI have received a subcontract for $1,352,970 from Abt Associates to provide training and technical assistance on the implementation of the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Palmquist responds to COVID-19, advocates and supports best practices for infant and young child feeding during pandemic
August 25, 2020 Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, studies infant and young child feeding in emergencies and other situations of extreme adversity. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, her understanding of the information environment and needs allowed her to contribute expert guidance about best practices for perinatal mothers, infants and children where it is needed most.
August 19, 2020 Three Gillings School students — representing the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels — and a faculty member co-authored a commentary in The Lancet Public Health on the future of human rights education within the field of public health.