The Research and Innovation Solutions team supports all departments and programs at the School of Public Health. We promote faculty and student research, manage programs funded by the Gillings Gift, and nurture entrepreneurship.
Our faculty, staff, and students are helping to solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and worldwide by conducting research in areas such as cancer, water and environment, global health, health disparities, and obesity.
Gillings gift accelerates public health solutions
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Innovation Lab principal investigator Will Vizuete displays a portable pollution chamber
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health received a $50 million gift
from Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings, providing our School with critical resources to anticipate emerging public health challenges, accelerate solutions, and improve people's lives across North Carolina and around the world.
Competitively-selected funded research, teaching and practice projects.
Gillings Visiting Professors and executives in residence promote leadership and develop leaders.
Investing in students
SPH student in the Styblo Innovation Lab
The gift supports students through scholarships, awards and curricular innovations, in addition to opportunities to participate in innovation labs and to interact with visiting professors and executives in residence.
Examples include support for the Water Institute at UNC and targeted support of the School's strategic initiatives.
We take innovations, programs, and solutions to scale. Read these stories.