The UNC Gillings Student Government offers the annual Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event. Each year, the Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event showcases original research by students at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Please contact your UNC Gillings Student Government department/concentration representative with any questions about participating in the event.

Previous Winners


2020 Research Poster Winners: Caroline Chandler and Maura Drewry

Poster Title: “The Bold Ones”

2020 Entrepreneurship Poster Winners: Snigdha Peddireddy and Gretchen Mason

Poster Title: eMPower


2019 Gillings Student Poster Award: Anita Amin

Poster Title: “Factors Associated With Improved Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Secondary Analysis Of Data From The ENGAGE-DM Trial”


2018 Gillings Student Poster Award: Alex Gertner, PhD Candidate

Poster Title: “Expedited Medicaid Enrollment Increases Substance Use Service Utilization among Released Prisoners with Severe Mental Illness”

2018 Delta Omega Award: Karthik Adapa, MPH ’17, Health Policy and Management; PhD candidate, Carolina Health Informatics Program

Poster Title: “Readiness assessment of public health system to implement quality of care program”


2017 Gillings Student Poster Award: Lily Jones, BSPH ’17, Nutrition

Poster Title: “Hold that spoonful of sugar: Higher sweetness does not correlate with increased desire to consume”

2017 Delta Omega Award: Paul Shafer, PhD candidate, Health Policy and Management

Poster Title: “Effect of advertising for a state-based health insurance marketplace on information-seeking behavior”
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2016 Gillings Student Poster Award: Nelson Pace, PhD candidate, Epidemiology

Poster Title: “Antioxidant Consumption is Associated with Decreased Risk of Congenital Limb Deficiencies”

2016 Delta Omega Award: Pranati PanugantiBSPH ’16, Nutrition

Poster Title: A School-Based Intervention for Diabetes Lifestyle Management Among Adolescents in Chennai.  Obesity Reduction  and Awareness of Non-communicable diseases through Group Education (ORANGE) Phase II Study”



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