Celebrating our national championship basketball team and National Public Health Week

In the spirit of public health week, we offer a shout out for both basketball nets and safety nets. We love basketball in Chapel Hill. I love it! There’s nothing more exhilarating than watching the winning players make their ascent and take the game net apart, piece by piece. Despite… Read More

Evidence matters.

Navigating an evidence-free zone I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which the 2016 Presidential election changed the currency of evidence, including what counts and the value we place on evidence, particularly scientific evidence. As a person trained in the science of epidemiology, I studied how evidence is… Read More

Why I’m not on strike today

A Day Without A Woman Today, on International Women’s Day, some women across the country are on strike “to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.” The… Read More

Spotlight on diversity and inequities: Speaker and conference inspire faculty, students and many others

Milan addresses challenges for the HIV/AIDS community The Gillings School welcomed Jesse Milan Jr., president and chief executive officer of AIDS United and member of our School’s Advisory Council, for a visit and a talk on “The Trump Administration and the New Congress: Challenges for the HIV/AIDS Community.” Milan spoke… Read More

President Trump’s executive order on refugees

Below is an updated version of a message sent Jan. 30 to the Gillings Community in response to President Trump’s executive order. We also held a reflection session for our students, faculty and staff to provide a no-judgment space for reflection, discussion and solidarity. To the Gillings School community –… Read More