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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 6, 2020 Exactly how does coronavirus spread in the air? What will get kids’ vaccinations back on track across the United States? How can public health practitioners work with church communities to spread accurate information about COVID-19? These are just three of the questions being explored by Gillings School researchers and their collaborators through a special COVID-19 round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Bill Sollecito will retire in June after 23 years of service on the faculty of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.