Recognitions and Awards

Martin receives Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

March 22, 2021
Dr. Sandra Martin is a professor, associate chair for research and director of graduate studies in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School. She is also the 2021 recipient of UNC's Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Carolina Population Center receives $38.2 million to study adult health and aging

March 1, 2021
The UNC Carolina Population Center has received two grants, providing an expected $38.2 million over five years, that together will fund Wave VI of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Now entering its 28th year of National Institutes of Health funding, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive, nationally representative and longitudinal study of the health of adolescents who have now aged into adulthood ever undertaken in the United States.

Gillings researchers receive $4.4M to reduce inequities in heart and lung disease

February 22, 2021
Heart and lung disease are leading causes of illness and death in the United States, and the disease burden is unequal across groups defined by race/ethnicity, sex and/or gender, and socioeconomic status. Numerous programs have been proven to reduce heart disease, but too often they are not put into practice in the communities where they are most needed.