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Recognitions and Awards

Herring elected president of ENAR, prestigious biostatistics organization

October 13, 2009 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor of biostatistics, has been elected president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS), effective January 2010. IBS is the largest professional organization of biostatisticians and biometricians in the world, drawing its 5,800 members from more than 25 countries…. Read more »

UNC receives award for its reclaimed water system, rainwater reuse

October 09, 2009 UNC recently received a national award for the reclaimed water system that began serving the main campus in April and for its innovative reuse of rainwater in a second project. The WateReuse Association gave the University its 2009 Institution of the Year award at the association’s annual symposium on Sept. 14 in… Read more »

NC Institute for Public Health honored for state service

October 09, 2009 Dr. Ed Baker (center) holds the NCIPH award. The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the N.C. Public Health Association’s Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award Thursday, Oct. 1, at the association’s 100th anniversary meeting… Read more »

Steckler and Eng recognized as Distinguished Fellows, SOPHE’s highest honor

October 09, 2009 Dr. Geni Eng Dr. Allan Steckler Allan B. Steckler, DrPH, and Eugenia (Geni) Eng, DrPH, professors of health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the Society for Public Health Education’s Distinguished Fellow Award for significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and to the… Read more »

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »

UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish Center of Excellence

October 02, 2009 Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them? To seek answers, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health has named the University… Read more »

UNC awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant

September 30, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of twelve centers announced today by President Obama as part of an unprecedented large-scale, collaborative effort by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to systematically characterize the genomic changes that occur in cancer.The Cancer Genome… Read more »

Golden receives service award from rape crisis center

September 10, 2009 Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, lecturer in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Orange County (N.C.) Rape Crisis Center’s Margaret Henderson Award for Service and Self-Care, the Center has announced. Golden will accept the award at the organization’s annual meeting at… Read more »

Kotch named distinguished professor for achievements in children’s health

September 04, 2009 Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the Carol Remmer Angle Endowed Professor in Children’s Environmental Health. The professorship was established in 2003 to fund a distinguished teacher and scholar in the field of environmental health…. Read more »

Earp returns as chair of Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

August 20, 2009 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, has been appointed chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, effective Sept. 1. The selection follows an extensive search by a committee led by Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition at the School. Earp… Read more »