September 20, 2021 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has funded 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®, which promote policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The new Carolina Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health and Well-Being is housed within the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
September 10, 2021 Dr. Cleo Samuel-Ryals, associate professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School, is one of four faculty members who have been awarded the 2021 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.
September 8, 2021 Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named co-director of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center alongside fellow co-director Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis.
September 2, 2021 The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge awarded $40 million to projects with bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence in the United States. Dr. Nicole Bates, an alumna of the Gillings School, is director of strategic partnerships and initiatives at Pivotal Ventures.
August 24, 2021 Drs. Mark Sobsey and Steven Meshnick were two early recipients of Gillings Innovation Lab awards that proposed public health improvements to global communities and provided instrumental mentorship to students and faculty at UNC and the Gillings School today.
August 16, 2021 The Gillings School community celebrates the life of Dr. David Steffen, beloved teacher, practitioner and public health leadership mentor, who passed away in late July 2021. Steffen inspired and guided countless colleagues and public health professionals on their path to become transformative leaders in communities, health departments and other care organizations locally and globally.
August 6, 2021 Dr. Noel Brewer, professor of health behavior and renowned researcher of vaccine uptake and health decision science, has been named Gillings Distinguished Professor in Public Health.
July 26, 2021 The Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) has received a $1.97 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which will renew funding of the department’s National MCH Workforce Development Center for another five years.
July 1, 2021 Using the TCAT model, researchers are upending traditional methods of fluid flow calculation. Physics at this microscale provide a fundamental groundwork for solving problems that are of interest to society.
June 29, 2021 Fourteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — including two with majors at the Gillings School — have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2021 study abroad programs in Asia.