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Recognitions and Awards

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute to support wider adoption of breastfeeding through $1.3M subcontract

October 1, 2020
Breastfeeding is a vital component of newborn and early child health, and members of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health are on the case. Faculty and staff within CGBI have received a subcontract for $1,352,970 from Abt Associates to provide training and technical assistance on the implementation of the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Students' winning policy proposal calls for COVID-19 care navigation in NC prisons, jails

September 15, 2020
UNC Gillings student Nikhil Rao and his team won a recent COVID-19 Policy Hackathon. The team’s winning policy proposal, titled "Need for Care Navigation Program for Inmates within North Carolina Public Carceral Facilities," called for the N.C. Department of Public Safety and Department of Health and Human Services to intervene to alleviate COVID-19 burden on one of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Google.org funds UNC, VUMC research into COVID-19 genetic impact

September 10, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been awarded $500,000 by Google’s philanthropy, Google.org, to study how COVID-19 alters gene expression in some people in ways that may be linked to their risk of severe illness and death.

Christenson-Diver named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

August 10, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Christenson-Diver, a postdoctoral research associate at the Gillings School, has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her placement is with the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs — specifically, the Office of Canadian Affairs.