December 5, 2022 Fawn Rhodes is a student in the Gillings School's online Master of Public Health program and the first-ever public health equity coordinator for New Hanover County Health and Human Services. Earlier this year, the New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity recognized her dedication to expanding and elevating equity and diversity throughout the community.
November 23, 2022 The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
November 22, 2022 Gillings researchers have identified several types of PFAS -- toxic substances commonly called "forever chemicals" -- in airborne particles near a manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, N.C., which are contributing to harmful pollution and environmental justice concerns in the community.
November 21, 2022 Faculty receive funding for new and interdisciplinary projects, and Gillings community members are honored for impact, research and scholarship.
November 7, 2022 Celebrating the life of Walter Lee Isaacs and recognizing new student and faculty research honors.
October 24, 2022 Amazing honors and new research from Gillings School faculty, students and alumni, who are continuing to be recognized for the impact they make on public health.
Humanitarian Health Initiative supports frontline response to improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone
October 17, 2022 The Humanitarian Health Initiative worked with Sierra Leone nongovernmental organization Rural Health Care Initiative to increase the impact of its response to the country’s maternal mortality crisis.
October 3, 2022 “The affordable naloxone shortage is over,” says Dr. Nabarun (Nab) Dasgupta, Gillings Innovation Fellow and senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dasgupta is describing his work with nonprofit organization Remedy Alliance/For The People, which recently shipped the first batches of a new, more affordable version of naloxone — a drug that reverses opioid overdose.
Kryston receives inaugural environmental justice graduate research award from UNC Institute for the Environment
September 29, 2022 Amy Kryston, a graduate student at the Gillings School, has been named the inaugural recipient of the environmental justice graduate research award from the UNC Institute for the Environment.
September 28, 2022 How do you study race and racism when there’s no consensus on how these terms are used in research? New research from a collaborative team of doctoral students tackles this question and provides guidance for researchers across disciplines.