NC Institute for Public Health News

Gillings School’s NC Institute for Public Health collaborates with John Rex Endowment to explore social determinants of health

January 5, 2018
The Gillings School’s N.C. Institute for Public Health has worked with the John Rex Endowment to produce the report, “Exploring the Social Determinants of Health – Wake County,” an assessment and online Story Map describing factors, such as child care, food availability and housing costs, which can affect the health and well-being of children and families in Wake County, N.C.

The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders initiative transforming local public health leadership across US

September 21, 2017
Public health leaders from local health departments across the country convened in Chapel Hill to continue training to advance innovative new models within their agencies and in their communities.

‘Look deeper and go local’ when crafting public health messages in turbulent political environments

June 13, 2017
In light of ongoing political and resource shifts taking place in health care, Gene Matthews, JD, of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, shared tips for crafting richer public health messages with the potential to impact policy makers and communities across political lines.

Gillings School is top public health school at public university for NIH funding

February 16, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the Gillings School was the top public health school at a public university in receiving NIH funding during fiscal year 2016. The School received 107 awards, for a total of $65,454,312 in funding.

UNC’s Gillings School named national program office for Kresge Foundation initiative

The Kresge Foundation has selected the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) as the national program office for Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative.

NCIPH awarded Kate B. Reynolds grant to assist health programs in rural NC

August 31, 2016 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $192,265 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The funding will enable two neighboring counties in eastern North Carolina to use data analysis and visualization… Read more »

Holmes appointed director of UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research

July 8, 2016 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is pleased to announce that George “Mark” Holmes, PhD, has been appointed as the new director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, one of the oldest and largest academic health services research centers in the United States. “With his record… Read more »

Two from Gillings School elected as delegates to UNC Employee Forum

April 15, 2016 Two staff members from the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been elected to the UNC Employee Forum. As staff delegates, Bryan Andregg and Natiaya Neal will work to improve the quality of life for staff, students and faculty at the University. The Employee Forum website describes the group’s mission, which… Read more »

Gillings School recognizes outstanding teachers with Innovation Awards

February 23, 2016 The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in Armfield Atrium on Feb. 22 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit – who were presented with UNC Gillings’ fifth annual Teaching Innovation Awards. The 2016 awardees are Geni Eng, DrPH, professor of health… Read more »

Former US Assistant Surgeon General guides the Gillings School toward a ‘culture of health’

February 13, 2016 “Every day, you should take your dog for a long walk – even if you don’t have a dog!” says Penny Slade-Sawyer, with a grin. Slade-Sawyer, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service, former assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former director… Read more »