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 receive access to support and coaching to frame compelling stories and develop exciting presentations.


GillingsX 2022 – Local Roots for Global Growth: Climate Change & Land Sovereignty

This year’s speakers:

-Amy Kryston, MPH candidate, Global Health, “Climate change, environmental justice, and public health from North Carolina to Bangladesh”

-Abby Nelson, MPH candidate, Global Health, “Climate change and the forced relocation of Newtok: the process of moving a small village 6 miles upriver”

-Alaa Hammouda, MPH candidate, Global Health, “Women’s life in conflict zones”

GillingsX 2021: Resilience in Times of Crises

For GillingsX 2021, the Student Global Health Committee welcomed seven amazing speakers to talk about their experiences with “Resilience in Times of Crises”. These speakers did the unthinkable: found their power in a time of chaos and paved the way for regrowth for a more positive and more healthy future. View the three GillingsX 2021 sessions:

GillingsX 2019: A Global Exchange

GillingsX 2019 invited six speakers into a "Global Exchange."

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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