December 15, 2021 Dr. Jason Surratt will serve as UNC's principal investigator on a large National Science Foundation-funded project to determine the content of airborne particulate matter, which has significant effects on health and climate change. He will oversee one of 12 research sites that, together, will form the Atmospheric Science and mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT).
December 15, 2021 Members of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility at the Gillings School will support NCSU researchers in implementing a $17M grant exploring links between contaminants — such as cadmium and PFAS — and Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a type of liver cancer that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minority populations.
November 23, 2021 Dr. Sandra Greene, co-director of the program on healthcare economics and finance at the Sheps Center and professor of practice in health policy and management at the Gillings School, was recently appointed as Chair of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council by Governor Roy Cooper’s office.
November 18, 2021 Dr. Ralph Baric has been selected as a recipient of the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award. He will receive the 2020 North Carolina Award for Science to recognize his work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 16, 2021 Nine academics from the Gillings School were recently named to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
November 3, 2021 Sixteen students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.
October 26, 2021 The American Association for Aerosol Research has honored Dr. Jason Surratt with the prestigious Kenneth T. Whitby Award in recognition of outstanding technical contributions to aerosol science and technology by a young scientist.
October 21, 2021 Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research for her work to address the intersectionality of perinatal maternal, newborn and young child health disparities globally and in the United States, with an emphasis on breastfeeding.
October 19, 2021 Takhona Hlatshwako has been named UNC-Chapel Hill's 52nd Rhodes Scholar, one of the oldest and most prestigious international scholarship honors. Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, character, leadership and commitment to service.
October 18, 2021 For the third consecutive year, leadership at the Gillings School has been honored with the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.