June 1, 2020 Two postdoctoral research associates from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center —both of whom earned doctoral degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health — have been announced as recipients of an award honoring the late Dr. Eddie Méndez.
May 22, 2020 Agnes Ezekwesili, a Morehead-Cain Scholar and recent graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in nutrition, has received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership.
May 14, 2020 Mark Gordon, a Gillings School alumnus in health policy and administration, has been hired as president of Alamance Regional Medical Center. Gordon has also been named senior vice president with the Cone Health network of medical centers, of which Alamance Regional is a member.
May 6, 2020 An interdisciplinary team of doctoral and graduate students – including Mekhala Dissanayake, Erica Zeno, Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman – recently won first place in the North Carolina Well-Being Data Analysis Competition.
May 6, 2020 Katherine LeMasters, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received an Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for her work on the partnership-driven research project “MI-PHOTOS: Mothers Informing Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Outcomes Through StOry Sharing.”
May 5, 2020 Clara Eichler, Catherine McManus and Haley Plaas — all students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering — were awarded 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
May 4, 2020 The N.C. Policy Collaboratory, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, will receive $29 million to study the treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package. The University has been on the forefront of national coronavirus research, thanks in large part to the efforts of researchers at the Gillings School.
May 4, 2020 The Board of Directors of Community Care of North Carolina, Inc., has announced the appointment of CCNC President Tom Wroth, MD, MPH, as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Wroth — who is an alumnus of the Gillings School — will take on the new role beginning July 1, 2020.
April 28, 2020 In 2005, Shelley Francis, DrPH, graduated from the maternal and child health department at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In 2016, she co-founded a national nonprofit organization, EVHybridNoire, to address transportation, mobility and environmental health equity.
Four Gillings community members honored for achievements in teaching, mentoring, research and service
April 16, 2020 The Gillings School has announced the 2020 winners of four of the School's most prestigious awards – the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award, the John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship, the Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award.