Alumni Association Awards

Nominations for the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award and the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award are accepted every fall and the awards are presented each spring at the Foard Lecture.

About the Awards
Established in 1975, the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the achievements of alumni and their contributions to public health. Each year, it honors a deserving graduate of the School working full-time in public health or in a related field. Learn more and see a list of past Barr Award recipients here.

The Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award is given to an outstanding full-time faculty member of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service. The award includes a cash prize of $12,000 annually for three years. Learn more and see a list of past Greenberg Award recipients here

2015 Awards presented at 47th Annual Foard Lecture

Janice V. Bowie, PhD (MPH, HB 1986), and Sandra L. Martin, PhD, were honored with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for alumni and faculty at a ceremony preceding the annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 16.

 The Barr Award

Dr. Janice Bowie

Dr. Bowie earned a Master of Public Health degree in health education from the Gillings School in 1986. After completing a doctorate at the Bloomberg School in 1997, she joined the public health faculty there. Since 2001, she also has served as co-investigator at the Bloomberg School’s Center for Health Disparities Solutions. From 2000 to 2012, Bowie was the Bloomberg School’s co-director of the Kellogg Community Health Scholars postdoctoral program, an initiative that aims to achieve a closer connection between scholars and those engaged in community, policy-making, policy advocacy and practice. [Complete article].

The Greenberg Award

Dr. Sandra L. Martin

Dr. Martin completed her doctorate in epidemiology at the Gillings School in 1988. Her research, teaching and public health service have always focused on the health of women and children, with particular attention paid to the role that violence plays in their lives. Martin has studied violence perpetrated upon women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, dating violence, sexual assault and violence in military families. She also has examined the impact of various social services upon survivors of violence, working collaboratively with local, national and international organizations, including the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, the World Health Organization and about 100 others.  [Complete article.]