Recognitions and Awards

Lightfoot honored by APHA for community-based public health research

November 19, 2015 Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, received the 2015 Tom Bruce Award at a Nov. 3 meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Community-Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus, a subgroup within APHA, manages the award. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the work and legacy of Thomas Allen Bruce, MD, who is… Read more »

Epidemiology, nutrition students honored by The Obesity Society

November 16, 2015 Students from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health authored four of the seven epidemiology abstracts selected from 127 submissions for presentation at the 2015 Obesity Week conference. This annual scientific and educational event, hosted by The Obesity Society (TOS), brought together world experts in obesity research, treatment and prevention Nov. 2-7… Read more »

Hursting receives National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award

November 16, 2015 Stephen Hursting, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, has received a prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA). This award recognizes and provides stable funding for cancer research with breakthrough potential. Hursting, who is also a member… Read more »

Biancardi chosen for Staff Excellence Award

November 13, 2015 Kathy Biancardi has won the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 2015 Staff Excellence Award. Biancardi, public communications specialist in the Department of Maternal and Child Health and assistant to the director of UNC’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, accepted the award at a Schoolwide event on Nov. 12. She… Read more »

ESE alumna selected for ‘Top 50’ list of women scholars

November 12, 2015 Audrey de Nazelle, PhD, alumna of the UNC Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, is one of 50 diverse and influential women scholars honored by SuperScholar, an organization that aims to help match prospective students with degree programs. The organization established its “50 Most Influential Female Scholars” list to “underscore… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa welcomes ten from Gillings School

November 11, 2015 Ten students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted as new members of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest college honorary society in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates who meet strict eligibility requirements. Fewer than one percent of all college students qualify…. Read more »

Gordon-Larsen awarded $2.5M grant to study whether microbiome links Western diet, cardiometabolic risk

November 11, 2015 Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $2.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project, “Transition to a Western diet and cardiometabolic risk: Biomarkers derived from the microbiome.” While recent work through the NIH Human Microbiome… Read more »

Doctoral student to present at toxicology conference next spring

November 9, 2015 Grace Chappell, environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) doctoral student, has been selected to present her research at the Society of Toxicology’s Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology conference, to be held March 12, 2016, in New Orleans. Chappell won second place in a ‘Best Poster’ competition at the Lone Star Society of Toxicology regional… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson, expert on aging, to join Global Council on Brain Health

October 14, 2015 Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve a two-year term on the governance committee of the new Global Council on Brain Health convened by AARP and AgeUK (the United Kingdom’s largest charity dedicated to making the… Read more »

Surratt receives James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

October 9, 2015 Jason Surratt, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the 2016 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. The award is named after James Morgan, PhD, the first editor-in-chief of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). It recognizes the contributions… Read more »