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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.

Doctoral student awarded RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar Fellowship

February 27, 2019
Denise St. Jean, doctoral student in epidemiology, has been selected as one of 40 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholars from across the U.S. Scholars apply research in their fields to influence policy related to population health, health equity and advancing a “Culture of Health.”