Researchers develop app to detect neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people worldwide

June 2, 2022
The new technology is estimated to detect cases of trachomatous trichiasis with 92% accuracy.

Ndely-Ogundipe brings inclusive design to Presidential Innovation Fellows

June 1, 2022
Emilia Ndely-Ogundipe has been selected for the 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. In this role, she will work with the U.S. Department of Labor to develop impactful products and services that center users.

Aubert appointed interim dean of Brown University School of Public Health

May 18, 2022
The Brown University School of Public Health has selected Dr. Ronald Aubert to serve as interim dean.

UNC Gillings-RTI “PHield Trip” highlights institutional partnerships, global health

May 13, 2022
RTI International and the Gillings School recently gave students an in-depth look at the broad impact of their partnership during the school’s annual “Virtual PHield Trip."

Improving maternal health equity through workforce development at UNC

April 19, 2022
The Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to address systemic racism in maternal health and reduce inequities in maternal mortality through workforce training that centers equity.

UNC landmark study paves the way for universal obstetric ultrasound

April 7, 2022
Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound.

Three Gillings students named 2022 Community Engagement Fellows

March 29, 2022
The Community Engagement Fellowship program at UNC-Chapel Hill awards a maximum of eight fellowships of up to $2,500 each year for engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to community priorities and have an academic connection. This year, three students of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were chosen as fellows.

UNC researchers develop mapping tool to protect populations from environmental chemicals

February 15, 2022
A new tool developed by UNC environmental health researchers allows users to visualize trends in environmental contaminants, demographic information and environmental justice indicators across North Carolina.

Woods brings science to N.C. communities’ fight against environmental hazards

January 31, 2022
For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney Woods has focused on participatory research – a method that allows her to tap local expertise to support communities experiencing environmental racism. With funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, she created the Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic. It will function like a legal clinic to provide timely technical support to local responses to critical environmental health concerns.

Checking in with COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Labs

November 24, 2021
Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.

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