Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Sarah M. Hatcher (MSPH, Stewart Advisor) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2012.    This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. GRFP Fellows receive three years support, an… Read more »

Tara Seshan, a senior Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s environmental sciences and engineering department, has received a $100,000 fellowship to launch an innovative health services company. Seshan is the entrepreneur behind Chek.Up, which seeks to provide better health monitoring and evaluation in low-resource settings. A… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

August 08, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $1.5 million grant to evaluate the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Water Initiative. The grant will fund the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy for the foundation… Read more »

ORANGE WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY   A public, non-profit agency providing water, sewer and reclaimed water services to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community.   NEWS RELEASE July 23, 2012   Alan E. Rimer, P.E., elected Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors Alan E, Rimer, P.E., who has served on the OWASA Board from 1995 to… Read more »

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

  July 10, 2012 Increasing access to family planning will play a central role in achieving United Nations targets for maternal health, eradication of poverty, education, and gender equality, according to a major new Series on Family Planning published July 10 by The Lancet. Dr. Herbert B. Peterson Herbert B. Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor… Read more »

July 05, 2012 The U.S. Chemical Safety Board should plan ways to alert the chemical industry of safer manufacturing processes, according to a congressionally mandated report recently released by a National Research Council committee. Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson Jackie MacDonald Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering, served on the NRC’s “Inherently Safer… Read more »

June 25, 2012   A public health undergraduate is among those who received scholarships, fellowships or program support from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study abroad during 2012 and 2013.   Jessica Smith, a rising junior in environmental sciences, was selected as a Phillips Ambassador. Smith, from Charlotte, N.C., will study… Read more »

Dr. Philip Singer Dr. Philip Singer, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, was invited to present a paper on “Emerging DBPs: Have we been looking under the wrong street light?” at the International Water Association’s Leading Edge Technology Conference in early June in Brisbane, Australia. During his visit, he also presented… Read more »