|Third round of Gillings Innovation Labs focuses on assistant professors|
|October 29, 2009|
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is calling for proposals for the third round of Gillings Innovation Lab awards. Assistant professors with primary appointments in the School are eligible to apply for the awards. Proposals are due January 14, 2010.
Gillings Innovation Labs are competitively-selected projects that strive to achieve fundamental breakthroughs and solve important problems in public health. Since the program was established in 2007, 14 GILs have been awarded on topics as diverse as water and the environment, mental health, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching.
Each innovation lab engages in one or more of these areas: high-impact research, demonstration projects and teaching practices that anticipate future public health challenges and accelerate sustainable solutions in North Carolina and around the world. With a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member as the principal investigator, the labs are interdisciplinary in their approach and encourage partnerships with experts from other universities, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses.
"The School's faculty wants to continue the momentum of these innovation labs, even during a time when the global economic downturn has temporarily affected funding. The School is enthusiastic about supporting assistant professors and will concentrate on them for this round," said Julie MacMillan, MPH, managing director of Carolina Public Health Solutions, the unit within the School that administers programs funded through a $50 million gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings.
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|Last updated October 29, 2009|