Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

ESE alumna selected for ‘Top 50’ list of women scholars

November 12, 2015 Audrey de Nazelle, PhD, alumna of the UNC Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, is one of 50 diverse and influential women scholars honored by SuperScholar, an organization that aims to help match prospective students with degree programs. The organization established its “50 Most Influential Female Scholars” list to “underscore… Read more »

New podcast, ‘Public Health Behind the Scenes,’ launched this fall

November 9, 2015 The Gillings Global Gateway™ and the N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), both housed in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have collaborated to launch a new podcast called “Public Health Behind the Scenes.” “’Public Health Behind the Scenes’ offers a front-row seat into the exciting field of public health,”… Read more »

Doctoral student to present at toxicology conference next spring

November 9, 2015 Grace Chappell, environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) doctoral student, has been selected to present her research at the Society of Toxicology’s Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology conference, to be held March 12, 2016, in New Orleans. Chappell won second place in a ‘Best Poster’ competition at the Lone Star Society of Toxicology regional… Read more »

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Nearly half of them break down within a year. Where communities lack the capacity, resources, training, and support to repair such breakdowns, many of these wells may be rendered unusable… Read more »

Will work for water: BSPH student Emma Kelly conducts research in Ghana

October 15, 2015 The following article was written by Mary Lide Parker and published Oct. 5 in Endeavors magazine. Undergraduate Emma Kelly (class of 2017) is majoring in environmental health sciences in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. On a hot day in late July, Emma Kelly… Read more »

Surratt receives James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

October 9, 2015 Jason Surratt, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the 2016 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. The award is named after James Morgan, PhD, the first editor-in-chief of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). It recognizes the contributions… Read more »

Prenatal exposure to cadmium associated with increased risk of pre-eclampsia

October 6, 2015 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have demonstrated for the first time an association between levels of the toxic metal cadmium in the placenta during pregnancy and increased risk of the mother developing pre-eclampsia. The researchers also examined interactive effects of essential metals selenium and zinc with pre-eclampsia… Read more »

Seven new Royster Fellows join Gillings School

September 22, 2015 This news story is adapted from the original article by Carolina Chronicle. Each fall, new students bring their unique perspectives to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows works to attract exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world to add their points… Read more »

Gillings School boasts two of four Hettleman Prize winners

September 10, 2015 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members Wizdom Powell, PhD, associate professor of health behavior, and Jason Surratt, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, have been awarded the University of North Carolina’s Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Powell and Surratt… Read more »

Open House at Gillings Global Gateway™ introduces breadth of School’s global activities

September 2, 2015 More than 80 students and faculty members visited the official launch of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Gillings Global Gateway™ on Aug. 27 to learn about the School’s global health activities and network with others interested in public health around the world. Cathlene Webster, first-year student in health behavior, said… Read more »