Gillings School announces inaugural Public Health Communications Fellows

March 13, 2023
Master of Public Health students Amma Agyemang-Duah and Rachel Morrow are the Gillings School’s first-ever Public Health Communications Fellows.

Gillings study shows updated bivalent boosters are more effective at preventing hospitalization and death from omicron

January 25, 2023
Researchers at the Gillings School found that bivalent boosters are more effective than original monovalent boosters at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Remembering alumnus Bill Smith, a public health servant for NC

January 25, 2023
William John Smith, IV — known to most as “Bill” —  passed away December 27, 2022, at his home in Lumberton, North Carolina. He served as the health director for Robeson County for nearly 35 years.

Impact Awards: 5 Gillings students blaze new trails with discovery and research

January 12, 2023
Gillings students/recent alumni have taken home five of The Graduate School's 11 Impact Awards for 2023! The awards recognize the significance of graduate student research and their contributions to North Carolina in the areas of education and economic, physical, social or cultural well-being.

The Abstract: January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023
Rosamond recognized by American Heart Association for mentorship, Martinez named to virology rising star program and Gillings researchers publish new study on impact of therapeutic diversion units in N.C. prisons.

MPH@UNC student Fawn Rhodes receives health equity award

December 5, 2022
Fawn Rhodes is a student in the Gillings School's online Master of Public Health program and the first-ever public health equity coordinator for New Hanover County Health and Human Services. Earlier this year, the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity recognized her dedication to expanding and elevating equity and diversity throughout the community.

UNC researchers receive NC Evaluation Fund Grant to support Project RESTART

November 30, 2022
Project RESTART aims to develop a Domestic Violence Intervention Program model that incorporates restorative justice, trauma-informed programming, wrap-around services, partnerships with social justice and economic opportunity organizations, and communication strategies that prioritize survivor-centered content. The interdisciplinary collaboration recently received a funding award from the North Carolina Evaluation Fund Grants program.

Scholars present during the first annual Global Health Scholars Symposium

November 23, 2022
The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Staying healthy at Gillings: Q&A with Brent Wishart

November 23, 2022
Senior Director of Facilities Brent Wishart talks about the many ways that the facilities management team keeps students, faculty and staff at the Gillings School safe from health and safety hazards.

Study links N.C. hog feeding operations to acute gastrointestinal illness

November 23, 2022
North Carolina’s rapidly growing human population is nearly matched by the number of hogs, which at nine million, makes N.C. one of the highest hog producers in the country. Examining the health impact of large hog operations on nearby communities, a group of UNC researchers found significantly elevated rates of acute gastrointestinal illness — with the greatest impact on rural, Black and American Indian populations.

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