TEDx-style presentations highlighting inspiring projects, findings and experiences advancing global health.

GillingsX is an annual event hosted by the Student Global Health Committee where Gillings students make 10-15 minute TEDx-style presentations to highlight inspiring projects, findings, and experiences they have had advancing global health. Applications are open to Gillings School undergraduate, graduate, dual degree, and postdoctoral students enrolled in any degree program or who work with the Gillings School. Students selected to present will receive access to support and coaching to frame compelling stories and develop exciting presentations.

GillingsX 2021 Information

The Student Global Health Committee is excited to announce the theme of this year's GillingsX event: Resilience in Times of Crises. A global pandemic, a continued fight for racial equity, blazing wildfires, political reckonings, and more. The past year has challenged the world in ways we could have never imagined. Despite living through undeniable and unignorable global crises, we have seen RESILIENCE in Public Health. This year’s GillingsX will give voice to those who have done the unthinkable: found their power in this time of chaos, and who are paving the way for regrowth for a more positive and more healthy future. Interested in being a speaker for this year’s event?

GillingsX 2020: Breaking Down Barriers poster

GillingsX 2020: Breaking Down Barriers

Presenters for GillingX 2020:

GillingsX 2020: Breaking Down Barriers

This year's theme was Breaking Down Barriers. Watch our three student speakers present on three diverse topics looking at breaking down barriers from Australia to Mongolia to the U.S.

Watch GillingsX

Past presenters and presentations from GillingsX 2019:

2019 GillingsX presenters.

2019 GillingsX presenters.

  • Alan Rosenbaum,  MSCR, Epidemiology, Certificate in Global Health and Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship: Smart Ultrasounds to Save Lives in Low-Resource Settings
  • Esther Chung, PHD, Epidemiology: The impact of grandmothers on child growth and development in rural Pakistan
  • Karen Setty, PHD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering: Reframing surveillance could prevent drinking water problems
  • Sima Marzban, MPH, Public Health Leadership: Lessons to be learnt from Global Healthcare Financing
  • Sarah Ashley, MPH, Public Health Leadership: Emergency Care in East Africa: A Public Health Priority
  • Vorapat Vorapanya, MPH, Health Policy and Management: What lies in Universal Health Care Scheme of Thailand – the truth to be told