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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation made fundamental.

The Gillings School is committed to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the school of public health to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been an innovation leader since the School opened in 1940.

We take to heart the Innovate Carolina concept that “an innovation is the successful implementation of a novel, valuable idea.” Our public health innovations must be needed and adopted, not just new. Our approach focuses on several fundamental components:


Take a class. Public Health Entrepreneurship (SPHG 780) provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn how entrepreneurial approaches can be applied to public health challenges, and to develop entrepreneurial problem-solving skills. For more information contact the course instructor, Alice Ammerman.

Make something.

Carolina and the Gillings School have lots of opportunities.


Research at Gillings is all about innovation.

Resources at UNC: