Events and Competitions

Upcoming Events and Competitions Map The System  – UNC Regional Finals May 10 Map the System is a global competition that allows students and recen t graduates to deeply explore issues that matter most to them. The UNC Final Competition first place and Viewer’s Choice award went to The Whole Student with Deborah Shoola, Aaron... Read more »


Take a Leap. Recent student and faculty early- mid- and late-stage ventures HIV/AIDS Network for Disaster Survivors (HANDS) Gillings Innovators: Lauren Fidelak (MPH Health Behavior 2024) and Cotie San (MPH Health Equity 2o23)   Every year, the southern United States experiences devastating hurricanes and other climate disasters, scattering residents in unfamiliar cities and states across... Read more »

Classes and Programs

LEARN. Carolina Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good Equip yourself with the modern change-making mindset, methods, and tools to be effective in working across sectors and disciplines to solve complex, economic, social, and ecological problems.   Three of the certificate’s courses, including the required core course Design Thinking for the Public Good, are housed... Read more »

Gillings Gift

The $50 million Gillings Gift, announced in 2007, allows the School to make targeted investments in cutting-edge public health projects. By focusing on solving big problems, committing to high standards, and being willing to assume more risk than many traditional funders do, we have unleashed groundbreaking work by the School’s faculty, students and staff. The... Read more »

University of Cambridge-UNC Gillings Collaborative Partnership

The partnership, which started in 2012, builds on the two universities’ complementary strengths in areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, obesity, non-communicable diseases, ageing, health behavior and global health. It continues to produce new and innovative public health research born out of interdisciplinary collaborations. These projects were funded by a donation from Drs. Dennis and Mireille... Read more »

Gillings Experts in Residence

Gillings Experts in Residence are invited or competitively selected from think tanks, businesses, non-profit organizations, and academia in order to devote their time, expertise, and leadership towards key projects that enhance the mission of the school. These professorships are funded through the 2007 Gillings Gift. Current Leaders Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH Leah Devlin has... Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars

Current Scholars Robert Anderson, Department of Nutrition Loren Barcenas, Department of Health Behavior Nari Beatty, Department of Nutrition Joline Hartheimer, Public Health Leadership Program Zane Carroll, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Shahar Stern-Yosha, Department of Epidemiology Guang Lin, Department of Health Policy and Management Carson Telford, Department of Epidemiology Hannah Tuckman, Public Health Leadership... Read more »

Innovation Resources

Ethics, Compliance and Required Training All Gillings faculty, staff, and students who engage in research must complete conflict of interest (COI) training and may also, depending on the nature of their work, be required to complete additional training related to ethics and compliance. If you are unsure about whether or not you have satisfied these... Read more »

Gillings Innovation Labs Faculty Awards

Since 2007, the Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs) faculty awards have transformed the Gillings School, putting us on the map for pioneering work in clinical trials, brain health, new methods and more GILs are innovative, interdisciplinary, and strive to achieve fundamental breakthroughs in public health.