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Recognitions and Awards

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 »

Cai and Mayer-Davis awarded distinguished professorships

May 8, 2015 The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost has announced that two Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members will be awarded distinguished professorships, effective July 1, pending approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. Jianwen Cai, PhD, professor and vice chair of biostatistics, and Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor and… Read more »

Hudgens, Smith to be honored at commencement with McGavran, Larsh awards

May 8, 2015 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will present two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Michael Hudgens, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, will receive the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Jennifer Smith, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, will accept the… Read more »

Epidemiology student wins Doris Duke fellowship to promote children’s well-being

May 6, 2015 Jared Parrish, MS, epidemiology doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research assistant at UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, has been awarded a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being. Parrish will receive an annual $30,000 stipend for two years to support completion of his… Read more »

BD2K program to train researchers in biomedical big data

May 4, 2015 The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Training Program will unite 48 faculty mentors in 11 departments within four schools at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael Kosorok, PhD, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the biostatistics department at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health,… Read more »

Powell selected as IAAR fellow

April 30, 2015 Wizdom Powell, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by the UNC Institute of African-American Research (IAAR) as a 2015-2016 faculty fellow. Powell, who will be a fellow in spring 2016, will examine the relationship between neighborhood conditions, stress and substance… Read more »

Goldberg, MCH student, wins research award from sexual studies program

April 30, 2015 Shoshana Goldberg, MPH, doctoral student in maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won a graduate research award from the UNC College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Sexuality Studies. In announcing the award, Richard Cante, PhD, director of the sexuality studies program and associate professor… Read more »

Global-local partnership of FHI 360 and Gillings School celebrates 10 years

April 30, 2015 For 10 years, students of the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been building research-based bridges between the School and Durham-based non-governmental organization (NGO) FHI 360. These students, known as FHI 360-UNC Global Health Research Fellows, have the opportunity to work directly with world-renowned researchers on real-world projects in… Read more »