Recognitions and Awards
Bowers named inaugural recipient of Breast Cancer Challenge Award
November 29, 2017
Dr. Laura Wells Bowers, postdoctoral scholar in the Hursting Lab at UNC, has received the TOS-Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Challenge Award for her presentation on obesity-associated chemotherapy resistance at the 2017 Obesity Week in Washington, D.C.
Gillings School alumna selected as Mitchell Scholar
November 20, 2017
Shauna Rust, BSPH, 2016 Gillings School alumna, has been named a recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Rust, now a public health analyst in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, was one of 12 in the U.S. selected for the award.
Two from Gillings School bring home prize from inaugural Healthcare Case Competition
November 17, 2017
Aditi Borde and Chelsea Anderson, both first-year graduate students in the Department of Health Policy and Management, were on the winning team for the inaugural Kenan-Flagler Business School Healthcare Case Competition, which sought solutions to the opioid crisis.
Chen, Leos recognized as outstanding social entrepreneurs with Forbes ’30 under 30’ award
November 15, 2017
Health behavior doctoral students Liz Chen and Cristina Leos were selected by Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ program as outstanding social entrepreneurs. They are two of the three co-founders of MyHealthEd, a Chapel Hill, N.C.-based nonprofit organization that uses technology to make health education more accessible for teens. Photo by Brian Strickland.
Ramaswamy, others at Gillings School part of award-winning evaluation team
November 15, 2017
Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy was a key member of a team that won the American Evaluation Association’s 2017 Outstanding Evaluation Award, announced by the Association on Nov. 3.
Thirteen public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
November 14, 2017
Thirteen Gillings School undergraduates were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most honored college honorary society.
Student wins second prize in Three-Minute Thesis competition
November 2, 2017
Nicole Kahn, doctoral student in maternal and child health, won second place in UNC’s Three-Minute Thesis competition. Participants develop communication skills by presenting their graduate-level research succinctly to a general audience. Photo courtesy of the UNC Graduate School.
Health policy and management team takes first place in NAHSE case competition
October 31, 2017
Three health policy and management students took first prize at the 22nd annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, held Oct. 17-20 in San Antonio. Each came home with a $4,000 scholarship.
Shafer to represent Gillings School at APHA’s Delta Omega poster session
October 25, 2017
Doctoral student Paul Shafer will represent the Gillings School at the APHA conference as a presenter in the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session.
Health Policy and Management wins inaugural CAHME/Aramark Award
October 24, 2017
The Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management has won an inaugural CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grant. The grants recognize innovative ideas in improving graduate health-care management education.