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:
GillingX 2020: Breaking Down Barriers
GillingsX 2020 welcomed three speakers to present on the theme of Breaking Down Barriers. Watch the three GillingsX 2020 presentations:
- Benjamin Kaplan, MD/MPH, Leadership in Practice, "I know me: Complex care patients and the power of photovoice"
- 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"
- Munguntsetseg Khuyag-Ochir, MPH, Maternal and Child Health, "We want clean air: Protecting our children from air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"
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