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 with a public health emphasis.
Previous Conference Agendas:
NC Legislator Briefing
January 28, 2019
RTI and UNC faculty presented to North Carolina legislators on the accomplishments of The Gillings School and RTI partnership on making an impact on the state. The agenda (doc) also included a spotlight on Gillings students making an impact in North Carolina.
Going Viral– Impact and Implications of The 1918 Flu Pandemic
April 4-6, 2018
An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest pandemics in human history was hosted April 4-6, 2018, by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Libraries, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International.
Aaron Williams Commencement Speaker
May 13, 2017
Aaron Williams, MBA, RTI International, and past director of the U.S. Peace Corps, presented the 2017 commencement address.
Ending Gender Inequalities: Addressing the Nexus of HIV, Drug Use, and Violence with Evidence-based Action
April 12, 2016
The RTI Global Gender Center held an action conference to highlight successful evidence-informed gender research and practice, strategize solutions and broaden intervention implementation in usual care settings, featuring plenaries, panels and a multilevel collaborative session.
February 3, 2016
RTI and UNC faculty and staff together discussed UNC’s Global Engagement with Zika virus.
Gender-Based Violence Research Conference
April 1, 2015
The UNC Gender-based Violence Research Group (GBVRG) and RTI kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with an intramurally-focused conference featuring a poster fair, panel discussion and keynote lecture contributing to a wider conversation of gender-based violence on university campuses in North Carolina and the world at large.
David Price Visit
February 24, 2014
Representative Price met with Barbara Entwistle, research associate deans from across the University, and members of RTI prior to visiting UNC Gillings to discuss how best he could help the School vis-à-vis CDC funding, policies and foci.
RTI-UNC Gillings Annual Networking Breakfasts
The event centered around strengthening the networking between UNC faculty and RTI members by allowing a space to generate ideas for additional technical collaboration areas.
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