Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

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 »

ESE students win top three spots at toxicology poster competition

February 25, 2013   Nour Abdo, Julia Rager and Jessica Wignall, students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, captured the top three awards in a poster competition held at the spring meeting of the North Carolina regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology on Feb.21 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Research… Read more »

Sunlight stimulates carbon dioxide release from melting Arctic ice, study finds

  February 11, 2013   Over the last decade, arctic warming has been a hot topic. Passionate advocates on both sides of the argument debate whether and how dramatically arctic climate change will affect global temperatures and climate.   Dr. Rose Cory New evidence from a study led by Rose Cory, PhD, assistant professor of… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Introducing a New Master’s Degree Option

Revisions to the Department’s Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE) degree requirements have been made to include more focus on engineering practice to complement the research focus of the other graduate degrees offered by the Department.   The main changes are in the format of the Technical Report, which are designed to (1) address… Read more »

ESE Hosts Open House on Friday, February 1, 2013

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to attend our Applicant Open House on Friday, February 1, 2013 for prospective graduate students.This event is an excellent way to meet with faculty, staff, and students while learning more about our Masters and Doctoral Programs. Participants… Read more »

ESE’s MacDonald Gibson awarded RWJF grant to study water and health disparities in NC

  January 08, 2013 Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, has received one of this year’s four prestigious Health Systems and Services Research Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to emerging researchers who examine the effects of public health services on population health. MacDonald Gibson, assistant… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

ESE’s Luettich receives Homeland Security impact award

December 21, 2012 Richard A. Luettich Jr., ScD, has received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Impact Award for his work in predicting water heights and flooding in coastal areas during Hurricane Irene in 2011.   Dr. Rick Luettich Luettich, who directs The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, in… Read more »