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.

Gillings School to lead planning for future CDC emergency preparedness, response center

October 3, 2023
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a five-year work plan for a future Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response coordinating center, to be established in 2024.

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.

Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, encourages Gillings students to ‘think globally’

September 14, 2023
This fall, Dr. Lusajo Kajula will be sharing her global health expertise with Gillings students and the Durham County Health Department as the Gillings School's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

Where Public Health and Academia Intersect: Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge

August 31, 2023
In this interview, Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge discusses how she translates her research at the Gillings School into actionable strategies for the Granville-Vance Health Department.

NC youth leaders champion vaping prevention at inaugural UNC-led summit

August 24, 2023
On July 24-26, the Gillings School hosted youth leaders and adult supporters for an inaugural summit to learn about evidence-based vaping prevention strategies, develop advocacy skills and build coalitions with other youth leaders in North Carolina. The summit was supported by the state's JUUL settlement funding.

McPheeters appointed to CDC Foundation board

August 23, 2023
The CDC Foundation recently announced the appointment of UNC Gillings alumna Dr. Melissa McPheeters to its board of directors.

NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center receives support to expand training, consultation services

August 23, 2023
The new, renewable funding will help the resource center work with child care programs and early educators across North Carolina to ensure healthy and safe child care environments, particularly in counties that would otherwise not have access to these services.

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.

UNC Gillings School plays lead role in new Lancet Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health

June 27, 2023
The Lancet has announced a new Commission on Evidence-Based Implementation in Global Health, to be chaired by Dr. Herbert Peterson of the Gillings School. The Commission aims to improve how life-saving and life-enhancing interventions are put into practice around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

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