Posts Categorized: Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Trees plus man-made emissions create dangerous particulate matter

April 09, 2013 A new study has identified an unexpected source of particulate matter creation that potentially could produce damaging effects on human beings – trees.The study found that isoprene, which is the most abundant hydrocarbon emitted from trees, once oxidized by our atmosphere, is reacting with human-made nitrogen oxides to create unforeseen particulate matter…. Read more »

Endeavors magazine features Rose Cory’s climate change research

April 08, 2013 In a March 21 posting on the website of Endeavors, UNC’s research magazine, Mark Derewicz writes about Rose Cory, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Cory has “unmasked a new culprit in the case of quickening climate change,” writes Derewicz, in his… 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 »

Public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 02, 2013 Seven public health undergraduates at Gillings School of Global Public Health were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.The inducted students are Savan Kothadia, Thomas C. Lowrey and Madhulika Vulimiri, in health policy and management; Kevin K. Chu and Samantha Tulenko, in environmental… Read more »

ESE doctoral students win first-place PARTNER awards

  March 22, 2013   Matt Woody and Pradeepa Vennam, doctoral students in environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) at Gillings School of Global Public Health, both won first prize recently for individual research papers submitted to the ninth annual Hartman student paper competition, sponsored by the Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER)…. Read more »

Two student groups win Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards

  March 16, 2013   Two student endeavors focused on environmental sciences initiatives have won the Gillings School of Global Public Health 2013 Gillings Student Organization Service Project Award. The projects were spearheaded by the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Organization (ENVRSO) and A Drink for Tomorrow. Each group will be awarded $1,500 to help… Read more »

ESE’s Surratt wins Health Effects Institute’s new investigator award

March 16, 2013   Dr. Jason Surratt Jason Surratt, PhD, assistant professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has received the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award from the Health Effects Institute. The Institute is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization aimed… Read more »

School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions

March 01, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health representatives have announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period July 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013. Promotions during the period include: Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, effective July 1, 2012; Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition, effective Feb. 1; Jessica… Read more »