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.
Research at Gillings
In research dollars since 2013
Top Public School of Public Health for NIH funding
Conduct research, education and/or practice in all 100 counties in N.C., 47 countries and 5 continents
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Message from the Associate Dean for Research
"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."Read more about Dr. Gordon-Larsen.
External Research Funding
The strength of the research enterprise at UNC Gillings is underpinned by both a $50 million Gillings gift in 2007 and an outstanding record of competing for externally sponsored grants and contracts. Our principal investigators received $193.7 million in external funding last year, bringing our total to $1.05 billion since FY13.