Alumna honored for outstanding teaching at University of Texas
|August 10, 2012|
Shine Chang, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, recently was one of the first recipients of the new Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for University of Texas (UT) health institutions. She also was inducted into the UT Academy of Health Science Educators.
Chang is Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She received a Master of Science in Public Health degree in 1993 and a doctorate in 1995, both from the UNC public health school’s epidemiology department.
“My role as an educator is to empower others to achieve success by helping them realize their fullest potential, by removing barriers from their path to achievement, and by giving them the tools for lifelong accomplishment,” Chang said.
At UT, she conducts innovative research at the intersection of obesity and cancer prevention.