Innovation made fundamental

We take to heart the Innovate Carolina mission to move a greater number of valuable ideas into the world faster, where they can make the greatest social and economic impact possible. Members of the Gillings community are committed to innovation in research, teaching, and practice. Our resources, including the $50M Gillings gift, allow us to accelerate responses to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world.

solving urgent, extremely important public health issues

master the skills to create novel, new, and implemented solutions

student, faculty, and alumni ventures make an impact

Message from the Managing Director

Gillings Entrepreneurs of Color Mentorship Pilot Program

The Gillings School is offering a pilot mentorship program to pair budding Gillings student entrepreneurs of color with Gillings and other UNC alumni entrepreneurs of color for the Spring 2022 semester. This 12-week program (February-April) will require mentors and mentees to meet at least once per month to discuss their entrepreneurial goals. The first cohort welcomes 12 students!