Gillings students among 2021 E(I) Lab entrepreneurship and innovation award winners

May 4, 2021
Five Master of Public Health students were among the E(I) Lab's sixth cohort, recently honored for innovation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary collaboration to solve challenges in health care.

Seven faculty members win 2021 Teaching Innovation Awards

April 21, 2021
Students at the Gillings School voted recently to select seven of the School’s most innovative classroom teachers for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.

Rice named assistant dean for master’s degree programs at the Gillings School

February 1, 2021
Dr. Dana Rice, assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been appointed to the position of assistant dean of master’s degree programs.

Addressing pandemic problems

January 19, 2021
While COVID-19 has shaken the world, it has also pushed society to be more innovative and creative — two attributes that have been essential to the success of researchers at UNC. Carolina students, faculty and staff are engaged in an abundance of projects, making UNC the most cited university in the United States for coronavirus research.

Novel long-acting injectable HIV therapy creates opportunity for thoughtful implementation

December 15, 2020
A novel long-acting injectable therapy may soon make it easier for people living with HIV to manage their condition. Two researchers from the Public Health Leadership Program have outlined considerations for the effective implementation of this therapy.

Valverde hunts for COVID-19 hotspots

November 16, 2020
Gillings School alumnus and instuctor Eduardo Valverde works with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as senior health scientist in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). His experience evaluating NCHHSTP programs came in handy when he was deployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study finds source of COVID-19 messaging impacts effectiveness

September 1, 2020
According to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, COVID-19 prevention messaging is more effective when attributed to a health organization rather than the president of the United States.

Harrison elected board vice president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials

August 4, 2020
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) elected UNC Gillings School alumna Lisa Macon Harrison as vice president of the organization’s 2020–2021 board of directors. She has served as director of the Granville Vance District Health Department in North Carolina since 2012.

First cohort graduates from UNC MPH Program in Asheville

July 28, 2020
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Master of Public Health Program in Asheville awarded degrees to its first cohort this spring.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Local Leadership with Statewide Impact

July 13, 2020
Public Health Leadership Program alumnus William Ray shares how his experience at Gillings eventually led him to a career managing an emergency response right here in our home state and the challenges that come with coordinating public health and public safety efforts in the midst of a pandemic.

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