The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

Dr. Raz Shaikh named chair of Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition

August 24, 2023
Dr. Saame “Raz” Shaikh will start as chair of the Department of Nutrition on September 1. He specializes in the study of how dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and their metabolites regulate immunological and metabolic responses in obesity — and, more recently, in response to environmental exposures.

McPheeters appointed to CDC Foundation board

August 23, 2023
The CDC Foundation recently announced the appointment of UNC Gillings alumna Dr. Melissa McPheeters to its board of directors.

First Johnson-Baker Scholarships awarded to Master of Public Health students

August 17, 2023
The $10,000 scholarships are named in honor of two public health heroes who contributed to the health of Western North Carolinians in a myriad of ways.

Researchers awarded Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to implement portable ultrasound in Zambia

UNC researchers at the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, led by Dr. Margaret Kasaro, have received a nearly $3 million award from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve access to portable ultrasounds in routine antenatal care in Zambia.

Hincapie-Castillo named Mayday Fund fellow to improve care for chronic pain

August 8, 2023
Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo is one of 12 experts in pain science and care recently named as fellows of the Mayday Fund’s Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: Communicating Science & Improving Care.

The Abstract: August 7, 2023

August 7, 2023
Our students, faculty and alumni continue to advance work in public health! Plus, biostatistics students and researchers are honored at annual Joint Statistical Meetings and an alum publishes a new environmental mystery novel.

ASA SPAIG award honors Gillings School partnership with Merck, NCI

August 4, 2023
For 14 years, the Gillings School, Merck and NCI have leveraged an enduring collaboration to improve the efficiency of drug development, allowing safe and effective medications to reach patients sooner and make a significant impact on public health.

Hudgens to lead Gillings School’s Department of Biostatistics

July 28, 2023
The Gillings School has appointed Dr. Michael Hudgens as chair of the Department of Biostatistics, effective August 1. He has been on faculty in the department since 2004 and has served as associate chair since 2021.

Lady Mireille and Sir Dennis Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships advance the next generation of leaders

July 25, 2023
The Lady Mireille and Sir Dennis Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships are designed to build business acumen on top of scientific experience, which is critical for the next generation of global scientists.

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