Posts By: Matt Cheek

Global health postdoc receives award for health communication dissertation

June 19, 2013   Dr. El-Toukhy Sherine El-Toukhy, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Office of Global Health, has received the 2013 Health Communication Dissertation of the Year Award, presented by the International Communication Association (ICA) and the National Communication Association (NCA).   Jane Brown, PhD, James L. Knight Professor… Read more »

Doctoral students in ESE and nutrition honored with Gillings Dissertation Award

June 19, 2013 Ya-Ru Li Carmen Piernas Sanchez Ya-Ru Li and Carmen Piernas Sanchez, doctoral students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the 2013 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5,000 prize that will support their research and dissertation writing.   Li, who is advised by Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of environmental… Read more »

UNC leads obesity prevention conference in Italy

June 18, 2013 Members of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s nutrition faculty and their international colleagues planned and are leading a conference on obesity prevention in Bellagio, Italy, June 17-21.   Conference attendees included co-coordinator Dr. Barry Popkin (back row, second from left). Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition… Read more »

Levbarg receives service award

Teme Levbarg, MSW, PhD, continuing education specialist with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, received a “Recognition for Outstanding Service” award at the 2007 North Carolina Public Health Social Work Conference on April 17 in Chapel Hill. Levbarg was honored “for facilitating and providing training for public health social workers.” The award was sponsored… Read more »

Jeffries joins the NUATRC Scientific Advisory Panel

Professor Harvey Jeffries was recently appointed to a six-year term on the Science Advisory Panel (SAP) for the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC). The SAP is comprised of scientists from a number of disciplines, including exposure assessors, epidemiologists, respiratory physiologists, toxicologists and statisticians, drawn from government, academic, and private sector institutions…. Read more »

Bob Millikan honored with posthumous Alumni Achievement Award from UC-Davis

  June 11, 2013   The late Robert Craft Millikan will be honored with a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine during the School’s commencement ceremony on June 14. Dr. Bob Millikan Until his death in October 2012, Dr. Millikan was the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished… Read more »

ESE’s Singer wins AEESP award for teaching, mentoring, research

June 10, 2013   Dr. Philip Singer Philip C. Singer, PhD, has been selected as recipient of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors’ (AEESP) 2013 Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award. Singer, professor emeritus in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE), was Daniel A. Okun… Read more »

Researchers use crowdsourcing to explore how genetics affect our response to toxins

June 10, 2013   A new collaboration of industry, government agencies and academia aims to better understand – through crowdsourcing – how a person’s individual genetics can influence the body’s response when it is exposed to certain environmental and pharmaceutical chemicals.Organized and led by scientists from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sage… Read more »

Mary Kay and AHA grants to fund Makowski’s research on obesity and cancer

June 06, 2013 Dr. Liza Makowski Liza Makowski, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health, received two major awards this spring that will advance her work in obesity- and inflammation-related chronic diseases. Makowski will serve as principal investigator for “Reversing carcinogenic effect of obesity on basal-like breast cancer,” a project… Read more »

Health behavior alumna selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellowship

June 06, 2013 Daphne Delgado Daphne Delgado, MPH, a 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been awarded a Graduate Health Fellowship through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The nine-month experience will take place in Washington, D.C., where Delgado will be assigned to work directly with a Senate or House committee member on… Read more »