April 6, 2020 The UNC Graduate School has announced that nine of the 17 Impact and Horizon awardees for 2020 are students or recent graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The awards acknowledge student research that benefits the people of North Carolina.
Recognitions and Awards
April 3, 2020 Doctoral student Alex Gertner is teaming up with fellow students and experts across the UNC System to make PPE for health care workers in need. Alumna Pooja Jani is at the epicenter of a pandemic, helping to coordinate New York City's emergency public health response. Meanwhile, alumni Scott Meschke, Christine Stauber and Joe Brown are collaborating on ways to monitor wastewater to track the spread of COVID-19.
March 31, 2020 Dr. Adia Kamali Ross, who holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the Gillings School, was named Duke Regional Hospital’s chief medical officer earlier this year. (Photo by Amy Sterns Photography)
March 27, 2020 The graduate program in environmental sciences and engineering is number 15 in the category of Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2021.
March 26, 2020 First-year Master of Public Health student Makala Carrington has been driven by a desire to meet public health needs since her days as an undergraduate. Her commitment to service and academic achievement recently earned her three awards at the APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
March 26, 2020 Daniel Malawsky will attend the University of Cambridge and pursue a doctoral degree in genomic sciences.
March 20, 2020 Four faculty members in the Department of Maternal and Child Health have received an Innovative Teaching Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health to develop a new course on implementation research and practice for the Master of Public Health concentration in Maternal, Child and Family Health.
March 16, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will band together across disciplines to find and formulate solutions for arsenic-induced diabetes in the state. The 5-year program is funded through a highly competitive award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which totals $12.2 million.
March 11, 2020 Jessica Soldavini, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, is the winner of the first-ever UNC Greensboro/North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Prize in the graduate student category. She received a $500 award during the 2020 PACE Conference.
March 3, 2020 Jennifer Richmond and Samuel Baxter are both doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School. They’re also emerging leaders with plans to make patient care — and the public health field — more equitable.