Recognitions and Awards
UNC researchers receive grant to examine enhanced services in NC community pharmacies
September 8, 2017
Kea Turner, a doctoral candidate in the health policy and management department, is co-principal investigator on a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation that will analyze barriers to organizational change in community pharmacies.
Water Institute at UNC designated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Water and Sanitation
September 7, 2017
The Water Institute at UNC, based in the Gillings School and directed by Dr. Jamie Bartram, has been designated as a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Water and Sanitation.
Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced
August 29, 2017
Seventeen students were selected as recipients of Gillings Merit Scholarships or Gillings Dissertation Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award funds, established in 2010 to help the Gillings School recruit and support graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, were made possible through the $50 million Gillings gift and are administered through the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office.
PEPFAR ambassador recognizes PHLP’s Kumar for work on data system
August 28, 2017
Manish Kumar, adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, received a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Deborah Birxin in recognition of his contributions to the development and maintenance of the data system used by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Turpin wins ACS award for creative advances in science and technology
August 23, 2017
Dr. Barbara Turpin has been honored with the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology. She will be recognized at the ACS conference in New Orleans next March.
Meier wins ‘Outstanding Alumnus’ award from Columbia
August 22, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Meier, adjunct assistant professor in health policy and management, has received an outstanding alumnus award from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Myers named RWJF Health Policy Fellow
August 15, 2017
Dr. Allison E. Myers, alumna and adjunct assistant professor of health behavior, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. The fellowship will allow Myers to work in Washington, D.C., for a one-year period beginning Sept. 1 and to participate in federal policy processes.
Alumnus recognized for outstanding contributions to social marketing
August 11, 2017
Mike Newton-Ward, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored recently with an award for his contributions to social marketing.
Ribisl new chair for health behavior department
August 11, 2017
Dr. Kurt M. Ribisl has been named chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Health Behavior, effective July 1.
Gillings School alumna awarded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
August 1, 2017
Dr. Amy Huber, 2017 alumna in epidemiology, is one of 18 recipients of a 2017-2018 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship provides training opportunities in global health research for selected junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars. Huber will live and work in South Africa.