March 10, 2015
The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked the number two school of public health overall – and the number one public school of public health – by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were released March 10.
This marks the second consecutive rankings period in which the UNC Gillings School has been ranked second overall and the number one public school of public health by the magazine. UNC Gillings continues its streak of being ranked among the top three schools of public health by U.S. News since the magazine first ranked public health schools in 1987.
“Pride, pleasure and humility are in order,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer. “The strength that comes from excellence, nimbleness, deep commitment, strong values and great strategy is due to our faculty, staff and students; to our donors, friends and other supporters; and to our being part of this great public university.”
US News’ rankings are released every four years and are based on peer surveys distributed to deans and senior administrators at all the schools of public health in the United States.
September 21, 2023 New research conducted by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Cleveland Clinic shows that ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid) and molnupiravir (Lagevrio) substantially reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and death among high-risk patients, even against the most recent Omicron subvariants BQ.1.1 and XBB.1.5.