Upshaw named chair of newly formed Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice

February 9, 2024
Dr. Vaughn Upshaw led the Leadership in Practice concentration of the Gillings School's Master of Public Health degree, and she will continue to direct the Public Health Leadership Certificate program.

8 public health faculty win Gillings School’s inaugural Research Excellence Award

January 10, 2024
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the recipients of the first Gillings Research Excellence Awards, recognizing eight faculty members to support their research and professional development.

Gillings School announces new Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice, new NCIPH director

December 7, 2023
The department will unite the Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), with the goal of strengthening and elevating the scholarship of leadership and practice at the Gillings School.

Gillings experts advise on NCIOM's 30 strategies to support healthy aging in NC

October 31, 2023
Two Gillings School experts are among an interdisciplinary NCIOM task force that has released 12 actionable recommendations supported by 30 total strategies for improving social connections, falls prevention, food and nutrition security, and mobility among aging North Carolinians.

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.

Excellent, Lund named to 2023 class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

September 27, 2023
Drs. Marie Lina Excellent and Jennifer Lund join the latest cohort of this collaborative program, which that brings together selected faculty from across campus to advance engaged research conducted in partnership with communities to address issues of shared concern and mutual benefit.

The Abstract: September 18, 2023

September 15, 2023
Current and future leaders in public health are receiving major honors! Emily Ha has received the AUPHA Corris Boyd Scholarship, Dr. Karla Buru was recognized as one of de Beaumont's 40 Under 40 in Public Health and Fawn Rhodes was selected as one of WILMA Magazine's Women to Watch.

Entrepreneurs of Color Program connects students and alumni at Gillings

September 7, 2023
The Entrepreneurs of Color program is creating a community for Gillings students and alumni entrepreneurs to connect.

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.

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