UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Gillings School of Global Public Health is a professional school that works to improve public health and eliminate health disparities in North Carolina and around the country. The school serves around 1,700 students every year.

The school was founded in 1936. In 2008 it changed its name to the Gillings School of Global Public Health. This was in recognition of a donation made by Dennis and Joan Gillings. The $50 million gift was the single largest gift, at the time, in the history of the University.  

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Q and A with Jean Chalachala

Jean Lambert Chalachala is a UNC alum, and graduated from Gillings School of Global Public Health and has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Writer Lauren Talley talked with him about his work in the DRC and his education here at UNC. 


'Doctors for Diversity' moves toward equal health care

By Katie Rice Staff Writer  To foster conversations about student and faculty diversity, the UNC School of Medicine and the Whitehead Medical Society held their inaugural event “Doctors for Diversity” Tuesday at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building.  The event was organized by student members of the Resident Diversity Initiative and the Diversity Council.