Carolina Public Health Magazine
Research annual report
|Research annual report|
|November 07, 2012|
A message from our associate dean for research:
You will not find ivory tower academics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As this edition of Carolina Public Health clearly demonstrates, our faculty members undertake state-of-the-art research to discover solutions to some of the world’s most pressing public health challenges – problems that affect the lives of people in North Carolina, our nation and the world.
However, learning “what works” to solve a public health problem is not enough. This is why many on our faculty engage in implementation science to determine and apply methods aimed at the dissemination of effective public health interventions. The goal is to ensure that the most effective public health approaches are actually put into use to improve people’s lives.
This work takes funding. In fiscal year 2012, our faculty members submitted more grant and contract applications than ever to fund their research, a 20 percent increase in requested funds from the previous fiscal year. Although we are living in an economy in which research resources are limited, our researchers’ hard work has paid off. They received 417 grants and contracts totaling more than $154 million, 80 percent of which was provided by federal sources including the National Institutes of Health.
This edition of Carolina Public Health highlights some examples of these endeavors, and I’ll mention a few others here.
Our School is fortunate to have so many bright, hard-working, productive and dedicated faculty members. They dream of a better world, and they work hard to help make it happen. They are truly driven to accomplish our School’s mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world.
Sandra L. Martin, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dollars awarded from grants and contracts to principal investigators at the School (fiscal years ending June 30)
The School’s faculty members were awarded $154 million for grants and contracts in Fiscal Year 2012.
Number of grants and contracts awarded to principal investigators (fiscal years ending June 30)
In fiscal year 2012, 417 grants and contracts were awarded to principal investigators at the School – an average of 2.54 grants per faculty PI.
Types of funding for grants and contracts awarded to principal investigators during fiscal year 2012
The majority of external funding in fiscal year 2012 – 80.6 percent – was from the federal government.
Carolina Public Health is a publication of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. To view previous issues, please visit www.sph.unc.edu/cph.
|Last updated November 12, 2012|