Fernandez and Corbie-Smith author book highlighting vital role of community based change in achieving health equity

February 18, 2022
In a new book co-edited by UNC Gillings alum Dr. Claudia S.P. Fernandez and Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, healthcare experts from nurses to social workers present a way forward which represents a shift away from our fragmented and often judgmental approach to health.

Phares appointed chief scientific officer at National Pharmaceutical Council

January 25, 2022
The National Pharmaceutical Council named Dr. Sharon Phares as their new chief scientific officer. In this role, the UNC Gillings alum will direct strategy and oversee research related to policy issues relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

The Abstract: January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

Pharmacy students become public health advocates with Carolina dual degree program

January 3, 2022
The dual degree PharmD/MPH program prepares students to become health promoters and educators in their roles as pharmacists, one of the most accessible health care providers.

Mental health crisis among public health professionals requires urgent action

December 21, 2021
Public health workers are facing a mounting mental health crisis as they encounter prolonged challenges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to this crisis should be a top priority for public health leaders, according to a new article by Drs. John Wiesman and Ed Baker.

The Abstract: November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021

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.

First-of-its-kind joint MPH degree tackles rural health challenges

November 22, 2021
The Gillings School, UNC Asheville and the Mountain Area Health Education Center will now offer a jointly conferred Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in place-based health after the UNC System Board of Governors approved the program as a joint MPH degree. Graduates will now receive their diploma from both UNC Asheville and the Gillings School.

Gillings faculty, students and alumni track human rights effects of COVID-19 response

November 10, 2021
The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was uniquely widespread and rapid, with equally widespread potential for human rights impacts across nations and throughout the world. A group of faculty members, students and alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health created a database that uses media coverage to monitor potential violations of human rights.

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