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.
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 Panuganti, BSPH ’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”
September 25, 2023 Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.