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Keep up to date with the latest global health events, listen to our Public Health Behind the Scenes podcast to hear public health stories from North Carolina and around the world, student blogs and videos.


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Public Health Behind the Scenes Podcast

PHBS_cover_itunesResearch, Innovation and Global Solutions at the Gillings School of Global Public Health present Public Health Behind the Scenes. Public Health Behind the Scenes is a podcast featuring stories and public health perspectives on the issues that affect our lives.

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UNC Gillings students share their field experiences around the world in our Global Health Travel Blog.

UNC Gillings students share their field experiences around the world in our Global Health Travel Blog.


April 2018

The Gillings School hosted a webinar for incoming international students to help with their transition to the United States. Topics covered are: housing (2:00); arrival, transportation and more (7:20); academics (12:17); adjusting to the U.S. (28:24); weather (40:00); and resources (45:39). You can watch the entire webinar below.

PowerPoint slides from 2018 International Student Question and Answer webinar.
*Views expressed in the Q&A session are that of the student and not of Research, Innovation and Global Solutions/UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

March 2018

GillingsX, the annual UNC Gillings event inspired by TedX, is a showcase of students’ innovative and inspiring work to improve global health. This year’s speakers explored the theme “Disrupting Disparities in Global Health” through presentations about their work and research. View the presentations here or by clicking the image below.

A slide from the Gillings X presentations.












November 2016

The Student Global Health Committee partnered with Population Connection to host a panel discussion on, “How Policies Hurt Women in the U.S. and Around the World.” Experts and activists discussed the impact of U.S. foreign and domestic policies (“Hyde” and “Helms” Amendments) on access to safe, legal abortion. Panelists included experts from Ipas, NARAL North Carolina, Population Connection Action Fund, and an award-winning author and activist, and the conversation was moderated by abortion rights expert and UNC Gillings professor, Sian Curtis.

March 2016

Marie Lina Excellent, master student in public health leadership, was selected to present an Ignite Talk on “Insights into Effective Leadership” at the Global Leadership Forum. She shared her research and experience with leadership in her home country of Haiti.

2014 & 2015 Global Video Archives