First Johnson-Baker Scholarships awarded to Master of Public Health students

August 17, 2023
The $10,000 scholarships are named in honor of two public health heroes who contributed to the health of Western North Carolinians in a myriad of ways.

Gillings alums coordinate public health efforts to confront opioid use in rural NC

August 4, 2023
In April, Gillings School alumni participated in the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network peer exchange event, hosted by the Granville Vance Public Health Department, to uncover the best ways to use opioid settlement funds to improve health and save lives in North Carolina.

Up in the air

July 14, 2023
Doctoral candidate Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.

Gillings faculty support new Creativity Hub focused on mental health

July 14, 2023
Applying innovative data science methods to existing data offers an opportunity to improve the effectiveness of a highly stressed and fragmented mental health system that is failing children across North Carolina.

UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke to be awarded up to $50 million from the FDA for new research center

July 11, 2023
Triangle CERSI will work with FDA scientists to perform cutting edge scientific research to better inform and support the FDA’s needs.

Penny Gordon-Larsen named vice chancellor for research

July 5, 2023
Following a national search, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen to serve as vice chancellor of research. She has served as interim vice chancellor for research since March of last year.

New Gillings School awards focus on links between place and health

June 7, 2023
The Office of Research, Innovation and Global Solutions has announced the awardees of a Schoolwide pilot program that will explore the role of place in health outcomes across North Carolina.

Public health in practice: Fort Liberty military families benefit from new WIC office on base

June 5, 2023
Military families living at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) are now enjoying healthier food thanks to the work of the UNC-supported Fort Liberty Public Health Partnership.

2 Gillings students to address health disparities as Schweitzer Fellows

June 1, 2023
The North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently announced the selection of 29 Schweitzer Fellows — including two from the Gillings School — will spend the next year learning how to effectively address the social factors that impact health as they develop lifelong leadership skills.

Gillings on the Ground brings collaborative lens to disaster preparedness, response

April 28, 2023
Now in its third year, Gillings on the Ground gives anyone interested in learning more about disaster response the foundational tools and knowledge to get involved in emergency management.

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