Alumni News

Lambrew receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform

December 17, 2008 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne M. Lambrew, PhD, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been appointed by President- elect Barack Obama to be deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In that position, she will work with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle.Lambrew, who co-authored a book… Read more »

Belcham Scholarship supports nutrition student’s choline research

September 26, 2008 In Dr. Steven Zeisel’s lab, Amy Johnson is studying how certain enzyme mutations can affect the brain’s ability to metabolize choline — a nutrient found in milk and eggs which plays a critical role in memory and brain function. Johnson, a doctoral student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s… Read more »

Keith Crisco: support for leadership

September 26, 2008 Keith Crisco Since 1986, Keith Crisco has been president and chairman of Asheboro Elastics Corporation, one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S., with offices in seven countries and sales around the world. What brought success to the boy born on an Aquadale, N.C., dairy farm? Many point to… Read more »

Dauers honor daughter’s success by providing scholarship for other students

September 26, 2008 In 2000, while attending an NCAA basketball tournament in Austin, Texas, Allison Lynn Dauer met a group of students from the University of North Carolina. She spent the next hour talking to them. As they discussed activities and aspirations, Allison sensed that the students were deeply intelligent and insightful and desired to… Read more »

UNC celebrates naming of Gillings School of Global Public Health

September 26, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has officially named its school of public health the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in recognition and appreciation of a $50 million gift from Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings. Joan Gillings and Dennis Gillings The Gillingses pledged the gift, the largest single… Read more »

Scholarship bequest reflects Dunn’s appreciation of opportunities UNC provided her

September 26, 2008 The end of World War II was a time of movement and change for many, and Dorothy Dunn (MSPH 1946) was among those restless for new beginnings. She had earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and had spent several years in progressively more demanding positions within the U.S. Department… Read more »

Awards & Recognitions (May 2008 – September 2008)

September 26, 2008 May 2008 – September 2008 For more information on these and many other faculty, student, alumni and staff awards, honors and recognitions, visit Student Resources. Faculty   Dr. Myron S. Cohen Dr. Myron S. Cohen , associate vice chancellor for global health and director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious… Read more »

Dad taught her teamwork, Mom taught her science, now Devlin honors them with her gift

September 26, 2008 As a child, North Carolina State Health Director Leah Devlin spent Sunday afternoons learning how to play basketball. Her father, Fred McCall, worked as a basketball coach and college administrator for 43 years at Campbell University, and he took his wife and children to many of his games. “What it means to… Read more »

Morse names office in School’s renovated Rosenau Hall

September 26, 2008 As a doctoral student majoring in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill, Stephen Morse spent most of his waking hours holed up in a laboratory on the second floor of Rosenau Hall. He studied there. He conducted his experiments there. He wrote his dissertation there. Many of the skills that he… Read more »

Drawing strength, experiencing success, now returning to his roots

September 26, 2008 Dr. Dennis Gillings is clearly a man of intent. That is, he intends to excel at everything he does, whether he’s running an international clinical research company, pushing protégés to greater heights of accomplishment, staging a “pig pickin’” or competing in ballroom dancing. Wait. Ballroom dancing? Dr. Dennis Gillings joined the UNC… Read more »