Gillings School’s 84th commencement celebrates Class of 2024

May 14, 2024
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy joined the Gillings School in celebrating 676 graduating students of the Class of 2024. "The truth is that you are needed in the world now more than ever,” Dr. Murthy said in his speech.

UNC Asheville - UNC Gillings MPH program to graduate first class

May 9, 2024
This May, the first graduating class of the UNC Asheville - UNC Gillings Master of Public Health program will receive a jointly conferred degree.

Impact Awards: 7 Gillings School students honored for transformative research contributions

April 18, 2024
Gillings students are seven of the 12 recipients of The Graduate School’s 2024 Impact Awards, recognizing graduate students in programs across disciplines for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for the people of North Carolina.

Harrison named NCALHD Health Director of the Year

March 25, 2024
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, health director for Granville-Vance Public Health (GVPH) and Gillings School alumna, was honored for her decade-plus commitment to leading GVPH and lifting the work, value and voice of health departments locally, statewide and at the national level.

University collaboration to create public depository of nearly 4 million documents associated with NC vaping settlement

February 2, 2024
A partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco will create an online searchable public depository of roughly 4 million internal documents from the state of North Carolina’s $47.8 million settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs.

Formerly incarcerated people have twice the risk of death by suicide, study finds

January 24, 2023
A recent study is the first since 2007 to evaluate the suicide risk of North Carolinians who have been incarcerated compared to those who have not.

The Abstract: January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024
New research from Dr. Nora Franceschini, new honors for Dr. Lisa LaVange and new findings on the significant ROI of a UNC biostatistics degree.

Beech Award recognizes Atkinson’s use of data to confront disparities

December 20, 2023
Delton Atkinson, an alumnus of the Gillings School, has received the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award for overall achievement.

Olshan, Desrosiers will use CDC grant to improve understanding of birth defects

December 20, 2023
Two epidemiologists from the Gillings School have received funding from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to study risk factors for birth defects.

UNC launches innovative web tool to combat prostate cancer disparities in NC

December 18, 2023
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in North Carolina. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Carolina Demography are co-leading the effort to improve diagnostic and health outcomes for all North Carolinians with prostate cancer, including Black men and Native Americans, who are disproportionately affected.

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