Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award
Established in 1975, the Barr Award recognizes the achievements of alumni and their contributions to public health.
The award is presented to an outstanding alumnus who is working full-time in public health.
The selection criteria include demonstrated:
- Commitment and service to public health through achievements in leadership, innovation, experimentation and collaboration within the profession.
- Impact within the nominee’s practice arena.
- Outstanding service beyond the requirements of the nominee’s employment.
The award carries the name of its 1980 recipient, the late Harriet Hylton Barr, to honor her contributions to public health. Barr, who earned her MPH from UNC in 1948, dedicated 28 years of service to the School. She was a clinical associate professor in the department of Health Behavior and she was the School’s first director of alumni affairs. More information about Harriett Hylton Barr.
Previous Barr Award Recipients
|2014||C. Marjorie Aelion||Environmental Sciences & Engineering|
|2013||Wilbur Milhous||Parasitology and Laboratory Practice|
|2012||William A. Rutala||Parasitology and Laboratory Practice|
|2011||Peter J. Kolsky||Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|2010||Richard Brostrom||Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|2009||Rebecca S. King||Health Policy and Administration|
|2008||Charles W. McGrew||Health Policy and Administration|
|2007||Aaron E. Blair||Epidemiology|
|2006||Allen J. Wilcox||Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology|
|2005||Jonathan Metsch||Health Policy and Administration|
|2004||Margaret E. Molloy||
Health Policy and Administration
|2003||Margaret E. Layne||
|2002||Gary J. White||Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|2001||Clarence Pearson||Health Behavior|
|2000||Stephen A. Morse||Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|1999||C. Earl Fox||Maternal and Child Health|
|1998||R. Gary Rozier||Health Policy and Administration|
|1995||Sarah Brown||Health Policy and Administration|
|1991||Howard Fitts||Health Behavior|
|1990||Betty Jane Phillips||Parasitology and Laboratory Practice|
|1987||George Dudney||Health Policy and Administration|
|1986||Sarah Morrow||Maternal and Child Health|
|1985||Verna Barefoot||Maternal and Child Health|
|1984||Elmer Spurrier||Parasitology and Laboratory Practice|
|1983||Mary Suther||Public Health Nursing|
|1982||Ronald Levine||Health Policy and Administration|
|1981||Thomas Brooks||Parasitology and Laboratory Practice|
|1980||Harriet H. Barr||Health Behavior|
|1979||John G. Todd||
|1977||William Darity||Health Behavior|
|1976||Elizabeth McMahan||Health Behavior|
|1975||Mabel Johansson||Public Health Nursing|