Student Innovator E-Blast

The Student Innovator E-Blast is a weekly e-mail by the Office of Research, Innovation and Global Solutions at UNC Gillings. The E-blast provides information about relevant innovation and entrepreneurship events and opportunities at Gillings and the broader innovation eco-system at Carolina. Our office does not share the names or emails of individuals on the listserv.

Gillings Innovation Fellow

Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta is the first Gillings Innovation Fellow as well as Senior Scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the Gillings School. Dr. Dasgupta is a scientist and innovator with a passion for telling true stories about health with numbers. He specializes in translating research into... Read more »

Events and Publications

Signature Events UNC Gillings and RTI have collaborated to present several signature events. Water & Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice October 4-8, 2021 The 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice, was co-sponsored by RTI, and explored drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries... Read more »

Shared Talent

RTI University Scholars Program Since 2014, UNC Gillings faculty have participated in the RTI University Scholars Program which provides partial support for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI, actively collaborating with RTI experts. The ideal Scholar is a tenured or research-track faculty member at the Associate Professor level or higher with a commitment... Read more »

Joint Research Teams and Awards

Jointly Seeded Research Teams The IMPACT Seed Fund created the opportunity for UNC Gillings and RTI, working together, to develop a powerhouse reputation in one or two technical areas; in other words, becoming the “go-to institutions” in a few defined areas, the first of which is Environment and Health. The awards sought to jumpstart teaming to... Read more »

UNC Gillings and RTI International Preferred Partnership

Our History Overview UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International are long-standing partners and leaders in improving human health and the human condition. Both institutions are complex, mission-driven organizations with North Carolina roots and global impact. Leadership: Then and Now The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was founded as the... Read more »

Practicum Experiences and Resources

Practicum Opportunities. Please check back soon for upcoming opportunities. Explore all practicum opportunities in the Gillings School Practicum Database. Other Startup Jobs & Internships are also available through 1789. Student Experiences. Interviews with students who completed a 2022 innovation-focused practicum. Zach Witkin, YLabs Tell us about your practicum placement and experience at a public health-focused... Read more »