Cristina Leos, Elizabeth Chen and Vichi Jagannathan have developed an app called "Real Talk" targeted at middle schoolers with the hope to provide them with sex education. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Chen.

UNC Graduate students build app to teach middle school students about sex ed

Two UNC doctoral students are changing the way middle school students access sex education. Elizabeth Chen and Christina Leos, both studying health behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and co-creator Vichi  Jagannathan are finalizing their app "Real Talk" before launches in the spring of 2018.  


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.