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The Intersection of Global Health and Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series
Looking for a Revolution in Global Health Equity: Lessons from COVID-19

Tuesday, Nov. 29

1 – 2 P.M.

Register today.

The Intersection of Global Health and Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series will host Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija, chair of the African Union, African Vaccine Delivery Alliance and founder of the Emergency Coordination Centre, Nigeria.

The series is designed to host speakers who bring strengths in inclusive excellence to address health care disparities in a global context.

This seminar counts toward required Gillings School inclusive excellence training hours.

Register today.


Save the Date

The 44th Annual Minority Health Conference

Practicing Health as a Human Right: Policy, Ethics and the Law
Friday, February 24, 2023 (tentative)

Stay tuned for further information confirming conference dates (including whether the conference will include the prior Thursday), registration and format. These details continue to develop. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Follow @mhc_unc on Instagram and Twitter for updates.


Opportunities for All Grad Students:

Overview of Resources

See this page for an overview of graduate writing support, graduate-specific writing handouts, teaching support, and resources that graduate teaching assistants can share with their students.

Boot camp is a week-long opportunity for students currently writing dissertations to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. It’s offered several times per year and is intended to help graduate students make significant progress in their writing and their sense of community.

  • Virtual boot camps: Dec. 12-16

Intercultural Speaking Group

Speaking Group welcomes American and international participants from the campus and the community. Groups meet for an hour every week to discuss topics of culture, university life, or language learning strategies and resources. Our goal is to create a comfortable space to converse, to share cultural perspectives, and to build global relationships in our local community.

Fridays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Register here.

Location: Alternates between the FedEx Global Education Center and Zoom. Watch the schedule page for updates.

Opportunities for International Grad Students:

Facilitated Writing Groups ​

Ideal for students at any stage—from their first semester to their defense. Small groups of graduate students and scholars meet weekly to share drafts and receive feedback on any kind of writing: semester papers, dissertation chapters, journal article manuscripts, grant proposals, class blog posts, reading reflections, conference posters, etc. Groups can be disciplinary or multidisciplinary, and discussions are facilitated by specialists in academic writing and the English language. Open to degree-seeking UNC graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and visiting students and scholars.

Schedules and locations are determined by participants’ availability. Register here.

Presentation Practice & Feedback Sessions

Are you preparing for an important presentation? Schedule a 45-minute individual appointment to practice your presentation and get feedback on the slides and your presentation style. These appointments open now.


GIllings school events in calendar form can be found here

Please check out the spring career events below. The events this year are going to have limited seats so sign-up early on Handshake!

Gilings Virtual Event Hub

Scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN on this page and there is lots of great event listings and reference links far down the page.  

Graduate School Professional Development series for graduate students