Krause to lead Arkansas Health System and Hospital

January 30, 2023
Dr. Michelle W. Krause, an alum of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a top leadership position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Health Sciences.

UNC researchers review FemTech offerings: Which ones are backed by science?

January 30, 2022
FemTech refers to a variety of apps and devices that use technology to improve women's reproductive and sexual health. The sheer number of offerings inspired a team of UNC-affiliated researchers to review hundreds of FemTech companies and their associated clinical trials data.

Leveling up diagnostics for social good

January 26, 2023
Dr. Sean Sylvia is collaborating on a digitized way to make diagnostic training more accessible for health care providers with a new app called “CollectiveGoodMD,” which aims to test and grow diagnostic skills through gamification and peer-sourced knowledge.

Gillings study shows updated bivalent boosters are more effective at preventing hospitalization and death from omicron

January 25, 2023
Researchers at the Gillings School found that bivalent boosters are more effective than original monovalent boosters at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Remembering alumnus Bill Smith, a public health servant for NC

January 25, 2023
William John Smith, IV — known to most as “Bill” —  passed away December 27, 2022, at his home in Lumberton, North Carolina. He served as the health director for Robeson County for nearly 35 years.

Second Gillings Pitch Competition generates student-led public health solutions

January 20, 2023
The Gillings School recently wrapped its second Pitch Competition, where eight teams of students and alumni participated in a head-to-head challenge, leveraging their knowledge to explore innovative ideas to improve public health.

Impact Awards: 5 Gillings students blaze new trails with discovery and research

January 12, 2023
Gillings students/recent alumni have taken home five of The Graduate School's 11 Impact Awards for 2023! The awards recognize the significance of graduate student research and their contributions to North Carolina in the areas of education and economic, physical, social or cultural well-being.

Arter, Gorelick named AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows

January 9, 2023
Gillings School alumni and former Carolina postdoctoral researchers Drs. Calvin Arter and David Gorelick have been named to the 50th cohort of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science and Technology Policy Fellows.

In memory of Dr. Craig Turnbull

December 20, 2022
Prolific researcher and dedicated mentor Dr. Craig Turnbull has passed away. He had a profound personal and professional impact on the Gillings School of Global Public Health, especially undergraduate students for whom he advocated and worked tirelessly – ensuring they had a home at the School.

UNC researchers to use $3 million grant to improve cervical cancer screening and treatment

December 16, 2022
The National Cancer Institute has awarded UNC researchers a five-year, $3 million grant to help develop studies to assess approaches to scalable, cost-effective screening and treatment strategies to prevent cervical cancer among women living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries and in underserved communities in the U.S.

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