Tomorrow's solutions today

At the Gillings School, we are impatient for change that improves public health. Our researchers focus on urgent challenges to generate tomorrow’s solutions today. Their work provides teaching and training opportunities for students while catalyzing a collaborative, creative environment for the world’s top scientists to discover, test and implement solutions to health threats and problems.

Message from the associate dean for research

Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen
Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen
"UNC Gillings researchers are leaders in innovative, interdisciplinary and transformative research. They make trailblazing discoveries and implement novel strategies to address major public health challenges, thereby improving the quality of people’s lives throughout North Carolina, cross the United States and around the globe."

Always growing our funding

Learn more about what these research dollars support: expertise in almost every area of public health imaginable.

External Research Funding

The strength of the research enterprise at UNC Gillings is underpinned by both a $50 million gift given by Dennis and Joan Gillings in 2007 and an outstanding record of competing for externally sponsored grants and contracts. Our principle investigators received $193.7 million in external funding last year, bringing our total to $1.05 billion since FY13.

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