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Research at Gillings

Research at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health is an essential part of its teaching mission.

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

Along with a $50 million gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings in 2007, the strength of the research enterprise at UNC Gillings is underpinned by an outstanding record of competing for, and being awarded, externally sponsored grants and contracts. Gillings School PI’s received $193.7 million in external funding last year, bringing our total to $1.05 Billion since FY13.

Message from the Associate Dean for Research
UNC Gillings researchers are leaders in innovative, interdisciplinary and transformative research to make fundamental discoveries and implement novel strategies to address major public health challenges to improve the quality of people’s lives throughout North Carolina, the US, and across the globe.
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD














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