NC Institute for Public Health backs the work of local health departments

With funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, NCIPH leads programs that build a stronger public health workforce.

UNC-led study links exposure to metals in NC well water to preterm birth risk

November 10, 2023
The new study found that in North Carolina, prenatal exposure to certain metals in private well water was linked with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth. 

16 Gillings School undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 6, 2023
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 150 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

Gillings experts advise on NCIOM's 30 strategies to support healthy aging in NC

October 31, 2023
Two Gillings School experts are among an interdisciplinary NCIOM task force that has released 12 actionable recommendations supported by 30 total strategies for improving social connections, falls prevention, food and nutrition security, and mobility among aging North Carolinians.

Gillings MPH graduates propose community building program for LGBTQ+ adults in Durham

October 27, 2023
Three recent Gillings School alumni sought to create a program for positive LGBTQ+ representation and connection in Durham County, North Carolina, in their master's paper project.

Weber receives Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award for 2023 University Day

October 10, 2023
Each year, the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award recognizes the outstanding service of a member of the voting faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Symposium underscores READDI’s role in ‘marathon of preparedness’

September 28, 2023
At a recent a half-day symposium hosted by the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative, a blockbuster roster of speakers said drugs that broadly target virus families are essential when defending against future outbreaks.

Excellent, Lund named to 2023 class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

September 27, 2023
Drs. Marie Lina Excellent and Jennifer Lund join the latest cohort of this collaborative program, which that brings together selected faculty from across campus to advance engaged research conducted in partnership with communities to address issues of shared concern and mutual benefit.

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

The Abstract: September 18, 2023

September 15, 2023
Current and future leaders in public health are receiving major honors! Emily Ha has received the AUPHA Corris Boyd Scholarship, Dr. Karla Buru was recognized as one of de Beaumont's 40 Under 40 in Public Health and Fawn Rhodes was selected as one of WILMA Magazine's Women to Watch.

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