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

Join us remotely on April 9th at 5:00 p.m. for GillingsX 2020.

Please register to watch!

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 2020: Breaking Down Barriers

Presenters for GillingX 2020:

  • Sheila Drakeley, MPH@UNC, Leadership in Practice, “How Virtual Patient Advocate (VPA) have potential to shape access to Women’s Health in Australia and the World”
  • Benjamin Kaplan, MD/MPH, Leadership in Practice, “I know me: Complex care patients and the power of photovoice”
  • Munguntsetseg Khuyag-Ochir, MPH, Maternal and Child Health, “We want clean air: Protecting our children from air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”

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


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