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.

Gillings School’s Advancement team welcomes four new members

August 23, 2023
Jim Ervin, Brad Mallard, Patrick Carney and Stewart McCain will join the School's dedicated team of advancement professionals to enhance fundraising efforts and donor engagement.

NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center receives support to expand training, consultation services

August 23, 2023
The new, renewable funding will help the resource center work with child care programs and early educators across North Carolina to ensure healthy and safe child care environments, particularly in counties that would otherwise not have access to these services.

Who is being screened for intimate partner violence?

August 22, 2023
Despite recommendations from health care organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, research led by Dr. Valerie Lewis has found that screenings for intimate partner violence aren’t consistently provided to all patients of childbearing age.

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.

Gillings community mourns the loss of Dr. Dianne S. Ward

August 8, 2023
It is with profound grief that the Gillings School shares the news of the untimely death of our colleague, Dr. Dianne Stanton Ward. A professor in our Department of Nutrition, she directed the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group and was a beloved researcher and educator.

Gillings alums coordinate public health efforts to confront opioid use in rural NC

August 4, 2023
In April, Gillings School alumni participated in the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network peer exchange event, hosted by the Granville Vance Public Health Department, to uncover the best ways to use opioid settlement funds to improve health and save lives in North Carolina.

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.

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