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.

Just the Facts

June 12, 2023
Andy Warhol never met William Hubbard or Jerry Mande ’83 (MPH). But the pop artist who turned soup can labels into art might have admired the uber-ubiquitous, award-winning “Nutrition Facts” food label the two alumni created. Their iconic and often-imitated design had an extravagant goal — to prevent illness and save health care spending.

American College of Physicians names Barrett chair of Board of Regents

May 31, 2023
Dr. Eileen D. Barrett, alumna of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. Her term began on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

A bubbling innovation for kids with visual impairment

May 9, 2023
Halima Hasan, a graduating senior in health policy and management, is part of App Team Carolina, a student iOS development team that worked with teachers of students with visual impairments to design an app to improve the reading skills of children with Cortical Visual Impairment.

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