Did you know our students, faculty, and alumni are responsible for more than 45 active Gillings-affiliated startups?
Impact of Gillings-Affiliated Startups
(Metrics reflect fiscal year 2020 and exclude IQVIA/Quintiles)
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Recent student and faculty early- mid- and late-stage ventures
Equiti Foods (formerly Good Bowls)
Gillings Innovators: Alice Ammerman, Founder (Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor, Nutrition), Laura Fieselman, CEO (Adjunct Professor)
Founded by UNC nutrition faculty member Alice Ammerman, Equiti Foods is developing a line of healthy frozen meals called Good Bowls to address food system inequities in America. Since incorporating in 2018, the organization has built a team, produced and sold more than 3,000 bowls and raised $350,000 in early funding. Grown and made locally, Good Bowls are created with the community in mind. Every purchase supports farmers and local food producers and helps makes healthy meals available in lower-income communities. Read more.
Gillings Innovators: Snigdha Peddireddy (MPH, Health Behavior, 2021), Gretchen Mason (MPH, Health Policy and Management, 2021)
mPOWER is a social venture designed to address the problems faced by community members with multiple chronic illnesses. The team wants to design a solution addressing two key issues they’ve identified through conversations with folks living with multiple chronic illnesses: 1) lack of peer support and 2) a lack of awareness of existing and relevant community resources. Peddireddy and Mason are dedicated to engaging community experts in every stage of the venture building process as co-leaders. They feel fortunate to take part in CUBE, UNC’s only accelerator focused on social innovation, this upcoming academic year. During the CUBE residency, the team will focus on co-creating a minimum viable product that can be tested alongside community experts. The end goal is to offer a community-based solution that drives health equity for those most impacted by chronic illness.
Updates/Awards: mPower has received awards and funding through: Carolina Center for Public Service (Service Partnership Mini-Grant), Carolina Challenge Makeathon (1st place – Early Digital Track), Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Seed Grant, and the Gillings Student Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase (Best Student Venture). They were also selected as part of the 2020-2021 Cube Cohort. mPower has established connections with local community health workers and Piedmont Health (potential beneficiaries!) and are really looking forward to building on these relationships. mPower is also actively working on building a minimum viable product.
Newman Carpenter, L.L.C.
Gillings Innovators: Emily Newman (MPH, Health Behavior, 2020), Kathryn Carpenter (MPH, Health Behavior, 2020)
Newman Carpenter is a creative agency impacting health behavior change. Communicating health information has never been more important. We work with individuals and organizations across health issues and populations to create engaging, accessible health communication materials and tools to ensure that they don’t leave impact on the table. Founded by two public health practitioners with over a decade of prior experience in TV production, design, education, and linguistics, Emily Newman, MPH, and Kathryn Carpenter, MA, MPH, combine the theory and behavior change strategy of public health with high-quality design and engaging communication tools. They’ve worked with university centers, hospitals, clinics, researchers, and health departments to further impact. Follow the story of Emily Newman and Kathryn Carpenter on their public health entrepreneurial journey.
Updates/Awards: Launch Chapel Hill acceptance and funding, 1789 funding
Gillings Innovator: Christopher Westgard (Doctoral student, Maternal and Child Health)
Elementos is a global non-profit research training institute, with the aim of training young researchers while improving policies and programs for public health. Established in 2017, Elementos grew after Westgard was awarded principal investigator of a Grand Challenges Canada, Saving Brains grant which allowed him to pilot digital health tools to improve health promotion and surveillance, program evaluation of community health programs, and capacity building of rural health systems . Westgard returned to academia to obtain his doctorate in public health and receive training in implementation science and program design through the WHO Collaborating Center at UNC. He continues to build collaborations with universities and government agencies in Peru and internationally, to improve research capacity and public policies for the future of children in LMICs.
Gillings Innovator: Mallory Wolfe Turner (Doctoral candidate, Maternal and Child Health)
Providing closed-loop solutions for local food economies by procuring affordable compostable packaging and compost program membership.
Updates/Awards: Launch Chapel Hill acceptance
Gillings Innovators: Graham Booth (BSPH, Nutrition, 2020), Morgan Parker (BSPH, Health Policy and Management, 2021), Maddie Devries (BSPH, Health Policy and Mangement), deceased
Graham joined forces with Carolina Jump Rope to form Jump Ahead – an after-school program that combines jump rope and healthy eating to promote health among local youth. Over the past two years, we have implemented our program at 3 elementary schools and are in the process of developing an online version of our program. After recruiting a new batch of Core Team members and applying for 501c3 status, Jump Ahead is prepared to expand its service to new communities around the US.
Hearts for the Homeless International (H4H)
Gillings Innovators: Kayla Ferro, President (MPH/RD, Nutrition, 2021), Elizabeth Senter, Medical Information Officer (MPH, Public Health Leadership, 2022)
Hearts for the Homeless (H4H) International (Hearts for the Homeless International) offers a unique hands-on clinical volunteer experience for members via free blood pressure screenings for those experiencing homelessness. They are unique in offering services right at the local food share, IFC, during normal dinner hours. This provides an easy, accessible location for the people they serve. H4H also provides heart health education and connections to community clinics through bus routes and community maps. They also contribute to the health of those experiencing homelessness through mental health screenings, nutrition education, COVID-19 preparedness, and oral hygiene kits. H4H relies on student volunteers to lead new health initiatives to tackle any other problems they discover when working with this community.
Updates/Awards: H4H won a grant through UNC to support the nonprofit PORCH in their efforts to continue to feed families throughout the pandemic. They have provided cook books and heart health information to families in Orange County, assisted people experiencing homelessness in signing up for the stimulus payments, and distributed sanitation kits to those in our community back in March 2020. There are new expansions to Wisconsin, Duke University, Georgia State University, and Florida International University, totaling 14 chapters across the US in 9 states; along with international chapters in India and Brazil.
H4H COVID response articles:
SNP Therapeutics: Precision Gene-Guided Nutrition
Gillings Innovator: Steven Zeisel, Chair of Scientific Advisors (Kenan Distinguished Professor, Nutrition)
In recent years, the nutrition industry has been focused on personalized nutrition where different nutritional needs can be customized for the consumer to ensure a healthy diet. The NIH also initiated a new ten-year strategic plan with over $1.9B in funding to focus on precision nutrition. One of the goals set by the NIH is to further explore how we can improve the use of food as medicine. This initiative and the attention it will bring to both consumers and the nutrition industry will further accelerate the growth in precision nutrition. SNP Therapeutics, a new company which originated from the research of Zeisel, is exploring the role of genetics in precision nutrition. The company is poised to be a leader in the precision nutrition market segment mainly due to the unique way they develop their genetic test to identify the genes / variants contributing to various medical problems and disease. The key areas of focus for SNP Therapeutics are Fatty Liver (NAFLD or IFALD), Male Infertility, Pregnancy – Prenatal Nutrition, and Muscle Wasting – Sarcopenia.
Updates/Awards: The company plans to launch their first products in June of 2021. The company has benefited from early funding from Coddle Creek Capital; a North Carolina based Venture Company with a focus on early stage life science and also from the Balchem Corporation which is a global nutrition ingredients manufacturing company. SNP Therapeutics has been awarded the Presidential Initiative Award from the NC Biotech Center which assisted the company in the development of the medical nutrition therapies for the first portfolio of products. The company is currently raising a $5MM series A round and plans to use the funds to support the launch of their first genetic tests and nutritional products. Funding will also be utilized to support company organizational growth including research (clinical studies) with the first being in the area of Fatty Liver. Therapies are being developed in the Fatty Liver market by a number of Pharmaceutical companies and this market is expected to reach $40B in the next 5 years.
There are many other disease states that SNP Therapeutics plans to explore with their precision nutrition approach and the company is well positioned to start additional research for the next wave of products. Company areas of interest include autism, obesity, cystic fibrosis and other areas needing research to find solutions to assist patients in need.
|Company||Date of Legal Structure||Founding School||Additional Founding Schools or Programs||Description|
|Aquagenx LLC||2012-05-11 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||College of Arts & Sciences; Institute for Convergent Science||Aquagenx provides portable water-quality testing products that detect E. coli bacteria. The Compartment Bag Test is simple to use and does not require complex equipment or electricity, making it ideal for place with fewer resources including developing countries and emergency/disaster areas.|
|Counter Tools||2012-06-28 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Institute for Convergent Science; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)||Counter Tools is a not-for-profit business that provides training, software tools, and technical assistance to public health and disease-prevention organizations.|
|SNP Therapeutics LLC||2018-08-24 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Institute for Convergent Science; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)||"GENE-GUIDED NUTRITION: Individualized Healthcare, Personalized Nutrition" (website, 5/30/2019)|
|Aloha Social||2017-09-02 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Most social media apps out there try to keep you on the screen for as long as they can and interacting with people you already know. The apps that are out there for meeting people always come with the context of dating, which makes you less comfortable meeting someone face-to-face. Aloha is an application for making a big community like a college campus feel smaller, reducing the fear of rejection and making it that much easier to start a friendly face-to-face interaction with someone in the same building as you. Conversations over text pale in comparison to the personal and mental health benefits of a conversation in person, so we don't even include messaging. We have the front end built, and now we're working on the backend.|
|Anansi Skills||2019-01-18 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||College of Arts & Sciences||"Anansi uses an app platform to match students with teachers in their communities so that anyone can share and learn skills for free.Our goal is to allow people to teach what they love and learn whatever they desire"|
|Carpe/Clutch Inc||2014-12-01 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||College of Arts & Sciences; Institute for Convergent Science||Clutch Lotion is an antiperspirant hand lotion that keeps your hands fresh, clean, and sweat-free all day.|
|Couplet Care LLC||2018-07-02 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health|
|Durham Volunteer Doulas||2018-08-10 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Connecting volunteer birth doulas with low-resource women who want a birth doula in the Triangle area. We are a growing organization of volunteer doulas who serve birth-givers in the Durham and surrounding areas during pregnancy, labor & delivery, and the postpartum period for no charge. Our doulas have been trained in the community: some are pre-medical, nursing, or medical students and others are private professional doulas working in the Triangle. We also host birth doula trainings for community members who want to become doulas but don't have the resources to attend a paid training. We connect with community partners to share resources and establish client lines of referrals. Doula services and trainings are cost-prohibitive, so we wanted to connect doulas who wanted to volunteer their services with populations who want them for themselves and their new families.|
|Equiti Food LLC||2018-06-22 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Problem: Those most at risk for nutrition-related chronic disease (low income and marginalized populations) often have the least access to healthy affordable food. Low income families face many challenges in terms of obtaining and preparing healthy food, particularly if working multiple jobs and facing the many demands of poverty. Prepared foods that taste good and require minimal time or cooking equipment and expertise are appealing. However, the least expensive prepared food is usually the least nutritious. Simultaneously, farm loss in North Carolina and the southeast is among the highest in the nation. "Product: Good Bowls increases healthy food access in low income communities and improves market opportunities for local farmers and retailers. Similar to the Tom's Shoes' model, we are producing healthy frozen meals to be sold at a higher price at higher end retailers and university campuses for consumers who value convenient healthy prepared food options sourced locally. We will sell the same product for a much lower price (subsidized) in small grocery and convenience stores in food deserts. "We are planning a Franchise Model allowing local community kitchens to produce and sell the product in their own communities. Beneficiaries will include: 1) individuals at high risk for chronic disease living in 'food deserts'; 2) small to mid-sized local farmers seeking new/expanded markets; 3) small retailers in food deserts; 4) local value added commercial kitchens; and 5) higher end 'foodies' seeking a way to give back to their community and a source of convenient, healthy meals made with local food. "Our pitch: Good bowls are created with community in mind. Everyone has the right to tasty, healthy, affordable food. Pay a little more, or pay a little less. If everyone pays what they can we all eat. "Good Bowls is an innovation supporting health, the community, and the planet"|
|Everybody Eats Agronomics LLC||2015-09-25 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Based in Greensboro, NC and serving the Triad area, Everybody Eats Company focuses on urban farming and local farm produce aggregation with the goal of making fresh, healthy, local produce affordable while creating self-sufficient communities through farming and social entrepreneurship development.|
|Healthy Bytes Inc||2013-11-14 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Healthy Bytes, Inc., a healthcare technology company, operates a billing and client flow platform for dietitians. It also provides a mobile application for dietitians and their clients that allow clients to track what they are eating and share it with their dietitian. In addition, the company provides patient flow management that enables dieticians to capture referrals from physicians, hospitals, and corporate wellness; and operates a billing platform that enables to file for reimbursement and track self-pay clients.|
|Healthy Girls Save the World Inc||2013-10-15 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Healthy Girls Save the World is a not-for-profit business based in Chapel Hill, NC that organizes affordable community events for elementary school- and high-school-aged girls to foster proper nutrition, physical activity, and overall healthful lifestyles.|
|HOPE Gardens||2013-11-04 00:00:00||College of Arts & Sciences||Applied Physical Sciences; Gillings School of Global Public Health; Institute for Convergent Science||HOPE Gardens is a not-for-profit business operating an urban farm that serves the Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC area.|
|Jump Ahead||Gillings School of Global Public Health||College of Arts & Sciences||The use of team sports in after school programming is a popular model used to encourage health behavior change. Multiple studies have concluded that weekly, sports-related programming improves scores on both physical and mental health assessments. Jump rope programs specifically have been studied extensively in Hong Kong, China, and Australia. For example, the Rope Skipping STAR Programme has been shown to significantly improve vital capacity, heart rate, and step index for elementary students. A literature review of after-school programs for at-risk youth showed that the most effective programs are not just based off sports though - instead they are multi-component. This is why we are combining jump rope with the success of nutrition education to foster positive health behavior change. We want to continue learning about this programming in a US-specific context, which has not actually been studied before. Our pilot test here in Chapel Hill will provide a good first step, but we will need to keep expanding to diverse communities across the country to get the best results. Incorporating sound public health theory and research tools will help us accurately understand our impact. By working with faculty in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and connecting with similar nutrition education programs like TABLE NC, we will be able to get the resources we need to grow successfully. As we try to expand to other universities and communities we will need to find a more national model to follow.|
|Life-improving Ventures||2010-10-11 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Institute for Convergent Science; Kenan-Flagler Business School||"Menstrual Hygiene Initiative" (Carolina Challenge spreadsheet provided by Kris Hergert 08/26/2015) "Low-cost sanitary pad for girls in low-resource communities in India" "Life-improving Ventures (LiV) began as a class project in Social Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School (KFBS) in January 2009 after Jess Feingold recognized the need for a revenue-generating model to address menstrual management in the Dharwad District of Karnataka. Encouraged by the positive feedback we received in the Social Entrepreneurship course, our sanitary pad venture has since gone through incubation in the Social Innovations Lab and Launching the Venture courses at KFBS. "LiV was founded in October 2010 as a non-profit entity that would serve as the parent organization and fundraising mechanism for the sanitary pads venture. The mission of LiV is to develop products and services that improve quality of life in low-resource communities. Through leveraging creativity and expertise, LiV seeks to work with communities to co-create ways to make life better ? safer, more comfortable, and more convenient. The sanitary pad is our paradigmatic example of how a simple technology can have tremendous capacity to make life better. By enabling women to attend school and work, the product impacts a key step in ending the cycle of poverty in communities ? women?s education. " (Carolina Challenge 2011 Participants spreadsheet, 9/2/15)|
|MyHealthEd Inc||2016-08-17 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||MyHealthEd's vision is to improve health outcomes, and thereby educational outcomes, for students in rural communities by decreasing rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.|
|Newman Carpenter||2020-07-01 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||We are a creative agency that works with organizations to impact health behavior change. We combine science and art to deliver impact.|
|Persever8||2014-02-05 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Persever8 uses technical training and life skills education to cultivate the potential of people with autism to obtain fulfilling jobs and live meaningful, independent lives.|
|Plex Diagnostics Inc||2013-03-21 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Institute for Convergent Science; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)||"PleX Diagnostics is a clinical diagnostic development firm focused on cost-effective, multiplexed oncology diagnostics. The company's patent-pending technology combines serum biomarkers and a proprietary algorithm to predict presence of hepatocellular carcinoma. PleX Diagnostics' technology is applicable across multiple types of cancer and will be a useful tool for clinicians in predicting early carcinogenesis." (website 4/17/2017)|
|Producktiv LLC||2018-05-25 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Producktiv empowers knowledge workers to enhance productivity so they can crush it at work while making more time for what matters most|
|Seal the Seasons Inc||2014-06-18 00:00:00||College of Arts & Sciences||Gillings School of Global Public Health; Institute for Convergent Science||Seal the Seasons is a local frozen produce company that partners with small family farmers to freeze, market, and distribute locally grown produce. Seal the Seasons donates 20 percent of profits to make healthy affordable food available in food deserts.|
|Shifra||2016-12-30 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"The mobile app uses cell phone technology to provide refugees with fast answers to questions about pressing reproductive health needs. Users can search for information by location and/or language, and the app will connect them with accessible health-care services near their current location." (http://sph.unc.edu/sph-news/student-developed-app-to-link-refugees-with-reproductive-health-services/, 11/7/2016)|
|Epidemico Inc||2007-10-26 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"So you have a ton of unstructured data and want to extract insight. Or, you need to bring data into the cool analytics platform you have already built. We understand that your needs are unique, which is why we built a completely modular infrastructure allowing us to snap together components of our capabilities to provide you a tailored solution. We work with you to select from our capabilities, apply it to your specifications, then provide the output you need - whether it?s a private API into which you can make unlimited calls, or a customized real-time visualization." (website, 11/10/2016)|
|Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc||1982-02-26 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Quintiles - a global contract-research organization - is the world's largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services to clients in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. Headquartered in Durham, NC and founded by UNC-Chapel Hill biostatistician Dennis Gillings, it has supported the development and commercialization of the world's top 50 best-selling drugs, and employs more than 27,000 people worldwide including more than 2,000 in North Carolina.|
|Advance Access & Delivery||2015-06-23 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"AA&D is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that is working in solidarity with partners around the world to overcome barriers to high quality health care and medicines, particularly for economically and socially marginalized groups." (website, 10/7/2019)|
|Community Nutrition Partnership||2009-07-29 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||The Community Nutrition Partnership is a Durham, NC-based business that uses market-based approaches to increase access to healthful, local food for people of all incomes and backgrounds.|
|Food Insight Group LLC||2016-11-07 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Food Insight Group (FIG) is a food systems consulting firm cofounded by Dr. Linden Thayer and Dr. Beth Hopping. Beth and Linden received their doctorates in Nutrition Intervention and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by postdoctoral appointments at Duke University?s Center for Advanced Hindsight. "They combine the fields of nutrition science and behavioral economics to understand the way humans behave around the topic of food and how cues in the environment can be used to improve food-related decision-making and wellbeing. FIG is particularly interested in working with partners like grocery retailers, school food programs, and other community institutions to promote health through carefully designed interventions and evaluation strategies that support better eating. "With an emphasis on reducing health disparities in lower-income communities, FIG believes in addressing root causes of poor health through interventions at all levels of the food system. FIG views food as a tool for social justice, and that belief drives our work in this space." (company website, 1/3/2018)|
|Global Citizen LLC||2011-01-25 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Global Citizen, LLC is a consulting firm that works in the U.S. and internationally to strengthen leaders' capacity and performance to advance public health, human rights and intercultural relations, effect social and organizational transformation and deliver mutually-beneficial, effective and high impact results for a better world. "We envision a world in which people and the institutions they operate act as globally-competent citizens with awareness, understanding, sensitivity and ethical practices to advance public health, human rights and intercultural relations and effect social and organizational transformation for the good of all." (website, 7/11/2018)|
|Global Health Equity Intelligence Collaborative LLC||2014-12-04 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Global Health Equity Intelligence Collaborative, which also operates under the name Gheic, is located in Durham, NC, and provides onlline and technology consultation services.|
|Health Decisions Inc||1989-01-25 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Health Decisions is a global clinical research organization that specializes in applying adaptive principles to both trial design and operations.|
|Ipas||1973-10-05 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Ipas is a business dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe pregnancy termination. It works through local, national, and global partnerships to ensure that women around the world are able to obtain safe and comprehensive reproductive care including counseling and contraception.|
|IQVIA Holdings Inc||2016-10-03 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health|
|Monuts LLC||2011-09-21 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||College of Arts & Sciences||"Monuts is a busy bakery and cafe located in Downtown Durham. We began as a donut stand operating off a tricycle near the Durham Farmer's Market in 2011 and have since grown into a bustling counter-service restaurant and bakery with a full menu of breakfast and lunch fare including soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course, donuts. Monuts takes an updated approach to the American breakfast and lunch, pairing bold ethnic flavors with seasonal and local ingredients. Whether you?re looking for a hot breakfast on a cold day, a crisp fresh salad at the height of summer or a handcrafted pastry or espresso to get you through your afternoon, Monuts has you covered. You won?t find any premade mixes or artificial flavorings in our food though?everything we sell is made from scratch, by-hand and with natural high quality ingredients. Breads and pastries are baked fresh daily and sandwiches are made to order?if it seems simple, that?s because the best food often is."|
|NoviSci Inc||2014-05-20 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Eshelman School of Pharmacy||"NoviSci seeks to accelerate learning and action from real-world health data through the development and application of tools to enable scalable, state-of-the-science causal inference, prediction, and visualization. Our science teams work with external collaborators to address important clinical and policy problems in medicine and public health, particularly those affecting complex and/or vulnerable patient populations. Our software developers and data scientists build cloud-based, web-deployed analytic tools driven by the needs of research."|
|PHE Inc / Adama & Eve||1982-06-23 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||PHE is a marketing, sales, and distribution company in the adult products/sex education field.|
|Polyglot Systems Inc||2010-08-20 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Eshelman School of Pharmacy||"Polyglot's award-winning software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health, reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction. Polyglot?s products have been licensed to hospitals, health systems, clinics, pharmacies and public health departments across the country." (website 3/21/2017)|
|Population Services International||1970-01-22 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Population Services International (PSI) is a global nonprofit organization focused on the encouragement of healthy behavior and affordability of health products. PSI was founded in 1970 to improve reproductive health using commercial marketing strategies and has expanded to work in over 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrhea, pneumonia and sanitation. PSI is headquartered in Washington, DC. "A hallmark of PSI is a commitment to the principle that health services and products are most effective when they are accompanied by robust communications and distribution efforts that help ensure wide acceptance and proper use. "PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last." (website, 1/2/2017)|
|Pregistry LLC||2014-01-07 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Pregistry provides pregnant and nursing mothers and their health care providers with the information they need to safely treat their medical conditions and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies." (website, 11/14/2016)|
|Project Lazarus||2007-10-26 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Project Lazarus is a public health oriented non-profit organization established in 2008 in response to extremely high drug overdose death rates in Wilkes County, North Carolina (five times higher than the state average at that time). In 2007, Wilkes County had the third highest drug overdose death rate in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)." (Project Lazarus website, 11/10/2016)|
|Quark Matrix Inc||2012-05-24 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Quark Matrix offers data warehousing, business analytics, advanced visualization, statistical analysis, and predictive analytics to businesses using portal solutions customized for health care.|
|Railcare Health||2017-05-12 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Established since 2016, we are a free, mobile clinic that provides healthcare to the underinsured and uninsured in North Carolina. Using an interdisciplinary model, we are able to cater healthcare to serve the broadest range of patients. (website, 7/26/2019)|
|Rho Inc||1984-10-24 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Chapel Hill, NC-based Rho is a contract-research organization that provides clinical research services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, and to academic and government organizations.|
|SciMetrika LLC||2001-12-14 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Our mission is to craft sustainable solutions for optimal health. We are proud of our comprehensive work in population health. SciMetrika provides clients with holistic solutions to identify, assess, implement, and evaluate health determinants, programs, and initiatives. SciMetrika is a company devoted to providing solutions for a healthy world." (website, 8/9/2019)|
|Spiro Collective||2014-10-20 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Happy Healthy Human offers corporate wellness coaching including yoga instruction and nutrition advice.|
|Startup High Country, LLC||2016-02-19 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||SHC's mission is to create more high-tech (high-paying) jobs and more growth investment opportunities for the residents of the high country. We're doing this by investing time, expertise, fresh ideas and money into existing and new startups.|
|Throne LLC||2013-02-06 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||Kenan-Flagler Business School||"The company's mobile application fills a gigantic void in the footwear industry by making it easy and seamless for us all to find the footwear we need or desire." (LinkedIn, 11/14/2016)|
|Upstream Works Collaborative||2018-05-21 00:00:00||Gillings School of Global Public Health||"Upstream Works is a collaborative of contractors, freelancers, consultants, researchers, and people with bright ideas. We use our skills and expertise to support community initiatives that build creative and effective solutions to complex challenges. "Mission: Working together to support thriving and equitable communities. "Vision: We envision a world in which all people have equal access to health, happiness, and opportunity. "Approach: Upstream Works increases the capacity of independent changemakers to do good work in communities. We recognize the power of multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations in tackling our communities? most pressing problems. We cultivate those collaborations for maximum community benefit. "Upstream works. Working upstream means tackling a problem at its roots ? or in the groundwater. We investigate the policies, systems, and environments that impact us all and design creative, equity-oriented solutions that last." (website, 5/23/2019)|