Recognitions and Awards
MacDonald Gibson honored with ‘Best Presentation’ award at conference
July 7, 2017
Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson received a “Best Presentation” award at the conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), held June 20-22 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Biostatistics’ Li named to three-year term on NIH study section
June 21, 2017
Dr. Yun Li has been named for a three-year term to the Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section for the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review.
Mayer-Davis featured in The Lancet as leader in diabetes research
June 2, 2017
Nutrition chair and distinguished professor Elizabeth Mayer-Davis is profiled in the June 1 issue of The Lancet as a leader in diabetes research.
ESE student awarded American Water scholarship
May 26, 2017
ESE doctoral student Alma Beciragic has been awarded the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2017 American Water Scholarship.
Two master’s students awarded Winston Health Policy Fellowship
May 12, 2017
Master’s students Jessica Broadus and Margot Schein were awarded funding from the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. The award recognizes those students who have demonstrated potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level.
Ammerman to lead community partners in tackling healthy food for low-income consumers
May 8, 2017
With funding from UNC’s 2016 Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities, Dr. Alice Ammerman will lead community partners in an effort to increase access to healthy food for low-income consumers.
HPM authors win ‘Article of the Year’ award
May 1, 2017
Brystana Kaufman, MSPH, health policy and management student, is first author of an article selected as The Journal of Rural Health’s inaugural Article of the Year for 2016. “The Rising Rate of Rural Hospital Closures,” published in the journal’s winter 2016 print issue, was co-authored by researchers at UNC’s Sheps Center, including Drs. Mark Holmes and George Pink, of the Gillings School.
Student-led program to fight childhood obesity wins $50K grant
April 28, 2017
Master’s student Camille McGirt has been awarded $50,000 from the Kenan Charitable Trust to advance her organization, Healthy Girls Save the World. The nonprofit aims to improve health outcomes for middle-school-age girls through the promotion of healthy minds, bodies and relationships.
Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition
April 27, 2017
Dr. Alice Ammerman has been named the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition. The professorship was announced at the Gillings School’s 49th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 27, pending final university approvals.
Zeisel awarded fellowship in American Society for Nutrition
April 27, 2017
Dr. Steve Zeisel has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Class of Fellows. Fellowship is the Society’s highest honor, offered to scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.