Health Behavior News

2008 Kerr Award honors student working to prevent domestic violence

  Second-year MPH student Leah Perkinson is the 2008 winner of the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship. This award recognizes a second year master’s student with a demonstrated commitment to community health education practice. “I am thrilled about it,” commented Perkinson. “It’s such an honor to be nominated for and receive the award.” For more… Read more »

Eng honored with APHA award

November 07, 2008 Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2008 Tom Bruce Award from the community-based public health caucus of the American Public Health Association. The award, established in 2006 to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the caucus and the community-based public health movement, was presented on Oct. 27… Read more »

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Dr. Dorothy Dunn, MSPH 1946, leaves bequest to UNC School of Public Health

October 16, 2008 The Department learned recently that Dr. Dorothy Dunn, a 1946 MSPH graduate from Health Behavior and Health Education, has left a very generous bequest to the Department. “Establishing a scholarship for incoming doctoral students has been a critical need of the Department for many years,” said Interim Chair Jo Anne Earp. “With… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

Earp named interim chair of Health Behavior, Health Education

September 08, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, was appointed interim chair of the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced Friday (Sept. 5). Earp, who was HBHE chair for nine years, takes over for Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of… Read more »

Department hosts second retrospective

September 08, 2008 The UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education invites students, faculty, alumni and friends to attend a department retrospective, Drs. John Hatch and Jack Geiger and The Delta Project. The event will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept.12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at… Read more »

Fisher to head diabetes peer support program, Peers for Progress

August 25, 2008   Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has been named Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program to promote peer support in diabetes management around the world. Peers for Progress is an initiative… Read more »

Rimer co-edits fourth edition of model public health textbook

August 15, 2008 Photograph, Dean Barbara K. Rimer The University of North Carolina School of Public Health has announced the Aug. 18 publication of the fourth edition of the classic public health text, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice (Josey-Bass/Wiley, 2008), co-edited by Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor… Read more »

Three faculty members contribute to current AJPH

July 29, 2008 Articles by three University of North Carolina School of Public Health faculty members appear in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.   Photograph, Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, professor of health behavior and health education, is… Read more »