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18 BSPH students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

March 21, 2019
Students from all four Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs at the Gillings School were honored recently with induction into the nation’s oldest and most prestigious college honorary society.

Minimum wage increases are associated with reduced numbers of suicide deaths

March 21, 2019
Researchers at the Gillings School may have discovered a strategy to slow the increase of deaths by suicide – addressing the financial anxiety caused by low wages. Their new study shows that increases in state minimum wages have been associated with decreases in suicide rates in recent years. Photo by Ethan Sykes.

Bartram chosen for lifetime achievement award by UK university

March 16, 2019
Dr. Jamie Bartram, alumnus of the U.K.'s University of Surrey, has won that university's Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to improving the lives of disadvantaged populations through improving water, sanitation and hygiene. Photo by Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill.