UNC Gillings ranked No. 1 public school of public health in US

April 9, 2024
The Gillings School of Global Public Health has once again been ranked by peer leaders as the top public school of public health in the United States — and number two overall — by U.S. News and World Report.

Harrison named NCALHD Health Director of the Year

March 25, 2024
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, health director for Granville-Vance Public Health (GVPH) and Gillings School alumna, was honored for her decade-plus commitment to leading GVPH and lifting the work, value and voice of health departments locally, statewide and at the national level.

Rimer, Martin honored with ASPPH awards for lifetime achievement, research excellence

March 19, 2024
Two Gillings School faculty members were named 2024 award winners by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Dr. Barbara K. Rimer will receive the Welch-Rose Award for lifetime achievements and Dr. Chantel L. Martin will receive the Early Career Research Excellence Award.

Milner receives ADA's humanitarian award

February 19, 2024
The American Dental Association recognized Gillings School alumnus Dr. Bill Milner with its 2023 humanitarian award for decades of outstanding contributions to dentistry and health equity.

Upshaw named chair of newly formed Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice

February 9, 2024
Dr. Vaughn Upshaw led the Leadership in Practice concentration of the Gillings School's Master of Public Health degree, and she will continue to direct the Public Health Leadership Certificate program.

The Abstract: January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024
New research from Dr. Nora Franceschini, new honors for Dr. Lisa LaVange and new findings on the significant ROI of a UNC biostatistics degree.

8 public health faculty win Gillings School’s inaugural Research Excellence Award

January 10, 2024
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the recipients of the first Gillings Research Excellence Awards, recognizing eight faculty members to support their research and professional development.

Beech Award recognizes Atkinson’s use of data to confront disparities

December 20, 2023
Delton Atkinson, an alumnus of the Gillings School, has received the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award for overall achievement.

Olshan, Desrosiers will use CDC grant to improve understanding of birth defects

December 20, 2023
Two epidemiologists from the Gillings School have received funding from the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to study risk factors for birth defects.

Gillings School announces second annual Public Health Communications Fellows

December 14, 2023
Ethan Chupp and Shriti Pant will join the inaugural fellows as they explore public health communication for local N.C. health departments under the guidance of the Gillings School’s marketing and communications team.

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