Posts Categorized: Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

NIH environmental health research grant renewed for eighth time, continues legacy begun in 1971

October 05, 2012 The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has renewed one of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health research and training grants, recognizing the School’s ongoing innovation and leadership. UNC’s program, Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health, supports 23 doctoral and five postdoctoral scholars in biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental sciences and… Read more »

Characklis elected to AEESP board

September 28, 2012 Dr. Greg Characklis Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Watershed Science and Management, has been elected to the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) board of directors for… Read more »

Paerl to lead drinking water project in China

  September 27, 2012 Dr. Hans Paerl Hans Paerl, PhD, has been awarded two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, totaling $2.5 million, to lead an international team of researchers working to resolve the ecosystem balance in Lake Taihu, located in the southern part of China’s Yangtze River delta. The scientists’ work could help safeguard America’s… Read more »

Bartram to speak at University Day Oct. 12

September 26, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate its history as the nation’s first public university on University Day, Friday, Oct. 12, Carolina’s 219th birthday.   Dr. Jamie Bartram Jamie Bartram, PhD, director of the Water Institute at UNC, will give the keynote speech for the convocation, which begins… Read more »

UNC institutes sponsor free screening of water crisis film

September 20, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will co-host a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.   Other UNC sponsors are the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI),… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

West receives EPA grant for research to improve air quality

August 30, 2012 Dr. Jason West Jason West, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $250,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to examine innovative ways to improve air quality.   Collaborators on West’s project, “Dynamic electricity generation for addressing daily air quality… Read more »

School awarded $1.2 million EPA grant to continue computational toxicology research

  August 27, 2012   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Dr. Fred Wright The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant for research conducted by the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology. Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as… Read more »

Hatcher receives 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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 »

Undergraduate entrepreneur wins $100K scholarship to launch company

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 »