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Recognitions and Awards

Rimer nominated to chair President’s Cancer Panel

July 24, 2015 Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by President Barack Obama to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. Obama announced his intent to nominate Rimer and other individuals to key administration posts on July 23. Rimer has served as a… Read more »

Popkin honored with Chinese Nutrition Society award for contributions to nutrition in China

July 13, 2015 Barry Popkin, PhD, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was presented this spring with the Chinese government’s inaugural award for significant foreign contributions to nutrition. The award, announced May 16 on the occasion of the Chinese Nutrition Society’s 70th anniversary, honored Popkin’s… Read more »

Stephenson receives junior researcher poster award at Bayesian nonparametrics conference

July 7, 2015 On June 25, UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health student Briana Stephenson took home one of only three junior researcher poster awards presented at the 10th Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics. Stephenson is a doctoral student in the Department of Biostatistics at the Gillings School. She shared her poster, which explored… Read more »

Gillings School students, alumni take front and center at international epidemiology conference

July 7, 2015 UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health was well represented at the recent 48th annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER).  Held in Denver June 16-19, the international professional conference, sponsored by the largest general epidemiology society, was attended by 79 people associated with the School’s Department of Epidemiology, including… Read more »

Bentley elected faculty director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

July 6, 2015 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named one of two new faculty directors at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Bentley is also associate dean for global health… Read more »

Characklis elected to lead Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

June 26, 2015 Greg Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). After serving the past year as President-elect, he took office as President at the June 2015 AEESP… Read more »

Stuebe, breastfeeding expert, named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at UNC

June 17, 2015 Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, has been named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position, jointly held in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, became effective June 1. A recognized scholar, researcher, clinician… Read more »

Hassmiller Lich selected as AcademyHealth’s Systems Science Scholar

June 15, 2015 Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD, research assistant professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected June 9 as an inaugural participant in AcademyHealth’s Systems Science Scholars Program, designed to attract advanced systems methodologists. As the U.S. health-care system struggles to control skyrocketing costs and… Read more »

Oberlander recommended as chair of UNC social medicine department

June 4, 2015 Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and of social medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as chair of the Department of Social Medicine. UNC medical school dean William L. Roper, MD,… Read more »

ESE undergrad wins Class of 1938 fellowship to conduct research in Ghana

May 28, 2015 Emma Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in environmental sciences and engineering at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was one of eight UNC-Chapel Hill students awarded the university’s Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship. Kelly will conduct field research in Ghana with a… Read more »