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.

Research at Gillings

1+ Billion

In research dollars since 2013

NIH Ranking

Top Public School of Public Health for NIH funding

Local is Global

Conduct research, education and/or practice in all 100 counties in N.C., 47 countries and 5 continents

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COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about what the Gillings School is doing around the COVID-19 pandemic and funding opportunities.

Message from the Associate Dean for Research

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.

Research Resources