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.

Seven new Gillings Innovation Labs will tackle COVID-19

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.

Sollecito retires after 23 years on Gillings School faculty

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.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Protection for Rural Farmworkers

June 22, 2020
As part of her work coordinating COVID-19 protections for Spanish-speaking farmworkers in rural N.C., online MPH@UNC student Courtney Peragallo has seen the importance of applying public health principles in ways that promote empathy and cultural sensitivity.

The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Public Health Advocacy Amidst a Pandemic

June 15, 2020
Master of Public Health student Jenna Nazario's practicum gave her an opportunity to serve on a COVID-19 recovery task force in Rockland County, New York. Now she's learning to find her voice as she brings a public health perspective to the development of the county's economic growth and recovery strategies.

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