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Gillings graduate recognized with Distinguished Young Alumni Award

September 30, 2019
The UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association has recognized Lanakila “Ku” McMahan, ’07 (MPH, ’11 PhD), of Washington, D.C., as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. McMahan is the team lead for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development in the United States Global Development Lab at USAID.

Hursting moves into 16th year of Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant

September 13, 2019
“Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?

Gillings School’s Alumni Board announces new members

September 13, 2019
The Gillings School's Alumni Association recently announced nine new members of its advising board. The board represents the more than 19,000 alumni of the School and meets quarterly with School leadership to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and to organize networking, professional development and social events.