School News

Adimora, Margolis awarded distinguished professorships

March 22, 2018
Drs. Adaora Adimora and David Margolis, both professors of epidemiology at the Gillings School, have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors. The five-year professorship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UNC School of Medicine.

Alumnus honored with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award

March 15, 2018
Dr. Diego Garza, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored March 9 with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award. Garza is director of telehealth at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare PLLC, in Durham, N.C.

Federal panel calls for urgent collaborative action to align cancer drug prices with value

March 13, 2018
The President’s Cancer Panel, chaired by Dean Barbara K. Rimer, reports that urgent action must be taken to address the dramatic rise of cancer drug prices and to better align prices with value.

UNC epidemiology department shares official history

March 9, 2018
The first half of the Department of Epidemiology’s rich history has been compiled in a new publication.

Four UNC Gillings School researchers are among the world’s highly cited

March 2, 2018
Four Gillings School faculty members have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. They are Dr. Ralph Baric (epidemiology), Dr. Noel Brewer (health behavior), Dr. Hans Paerl (environmental sciences and engineering) and Dr. Barry Popkin (nutrition).

Study finds association of childhood abuse, neglect with misuse of prescription opioids in early adulthood

March 4, 2018
A new study by Gillings School investigators examines the association of childhood abuse and neglect with prescription opioid misuse in early adulthood– and the role of pain and depressive symptoms in adolescence in this association. Doctoral student Anna Austin and Dr. Meghan Shanahan are study co-authors.

‘Health and well-being for all’ – how implementation science can help deliver on a global promise

March 2, 2018
In two recent publications, Dr. Bert Peterson, director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health, shared his thoughts about implementation science and the challenges and potential inherent in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Health policy and management senior named Luce Scholar

March 2, 2018
Leah Everist, an undergraduate health policy and management student at the Gillings School, has been selected as a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Everist will take part in a year-long internship in community preparedness and disaster response in Asia.

Jaff co-authors survey of Syrian refugees in Jordan who could benefit from palliative care

February 28, 2018
Dr. Dilshad Jaff is co-author of a study that reports on Syrian refugees’ need for palliative care services.

McGhee featured for leadership in UNC’s Gazette

February 28, 2018
A University Gazette article features O.J. McGhee’s journey from D.C. to Chapel Hill, where he serves as manager of instructional media services at the Gillings School and is a leader in the fight against inequities.