Posts By: Emily Wiggins

Innovation + Inspiration Award presented to Cianciolo

May 17, 2013 Sandra Cianciolo, MPH, was selected this spring as recipient of the 2013 Innovation + Inspiration for Staff Award, an accolade sponsored by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research and Innovation Solutions office. Sandra Cianciolo, left, and Dr. Herbert Peterson, maternal and child health chair, greet colleagues at the award presentation…. Read more »

Powell Hammond: Helping African-American men live longer, healthier lives

May 07, 2013   Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond When Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, was nine years old, she lost her grandfather to a preventable cancer. The impact of that loss on Powell Hammond and her family has shaped her academic life.   Now a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings… Read more »

Kohlmeier honored with award for excellence in medical education

  April 25, 2013 Dr. Kohlmeier Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, research professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C., has received the 2013 Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education from the American Society for Nutrition. “This award is presented in… Read more »

‘Obesity genes’ identified among people with African ancestry

April 15, 2013   The largest genetic search for “obesity genes” in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. The study, “A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with mass index in individuals of African ancestry,” was published online… Read more »

Alison Sanders, PhD candidate in Dr. Rebecca Fry’s lab, receives 2013 NC Impact Award

SRP trainee Allie Sanders was selected as a 2013 recipient of the UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award. This award recognizes UNC graduate students whose research will benefit the citizens of North Carolina.   Allie is being recognized for her research on prenatal exposure to toxic metals through a study of pregnant women… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to NRC committees to evaluate human cancer hazard of formaldehyde and styrene

  April 04, 2013 An environmental sciences and engineering professor at Gillings School of Global Public Health once again will lend his expertise to a national group of scientists charged with evaluating the validity of research about potentially carcinogenic chemicals. Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, begins service this month as an appointed member… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to NRC committees to evaluate human cancer hazard of formaldehyde and styrene

April 04, 2013 An environmental sciences and engineering professor at Gillings School of Global Public Health once again will lend his expertise to a national group of scientists charged with evaluating the validity of research about potentially carcinogenic chemicals. Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, begins service this month as an appointed member of… Read more »

Alumnus Wiesman appointed as Washington State Health Secretary

March 14, 2013   Dr. John Wiesman John Wiesman, DrPH, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumnus, has been appointed to serve as Washington state’s Secretary of Health. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement on March 12. Wiesman received his doctorate in December 2012 in the Department of Health Policy and Management’s Executive Doctoral Program… Read more »

Reese, MCH doctoral student, wins SAHM development award

March 08, 2013   Bianka Reese Bianka Reese, doctoral student in maternal and child health at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won the 2013 Career Development Award in Adolescent Health from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She will be honored March 14 during the Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta. The award… Read more »