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Recognitions and Awards

Ammerman contributes expertise to IOM policy committee on childhood obesity

June 23, 2011 A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report offers policy recommendations to curb the high rates of obesity among America’s youngest children. The guidelines include limiting television and other media use, encouraging infants and young children in preschool and child care to spend more time in physically active play, and requiring child care… Read more »

HPM alumna receives Fulbright to teach in Colombia

June 15, 2011 Emma Din Emma Din, a May 2011 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Cali, Colombia, from July 2011 to May 2012. Din, from Atlanta, double-majored in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and international… Read more »

Popkin named Kenan Professor

June 10, 2011 Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, has been named a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective July 1. The Kenan Professorship is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. Popkin has been a nutrition faculty member at UNC… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »

Heiss, Hussey and Holliday win School’s highest honors for mentorship and teaching

June 02, 2011 (L-R) Dr. Gerardo Heiss, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Jon Hussey Three members of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty were honored at the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, for their roles in developing the next generation of public health leaders. Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD, was presented with the… Read more »

UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors to study in Asia

June 02, 2011 Burcu Bozkurt Burcu Bozkurt, a public health and global studies major in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is among 19 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study-abroad programs in Asia. Bozkurt will study in Vietnam through a UNC Burch Field… Read more »

Student selected as Phillips Ambassador for semester in Vietnam

June 02, 2011 Burcu Bozkurt Burcu Bozkurt, a public health and global studies major in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is among 19 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study-abroad programs in Asia. Bozkurt will study in Vietnam this fall through a UNC… Read more »

Rogers to chair NIOSH advisory board

June 01, 2011 Dr. Bonnie Rogers Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, associate professor of public health leadership and nursing at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Board of Scientific Counselors. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease… Read more »

Ricketts selected as News and Observer’s ‘Tar Heel of the Week’

May 30, 2011 Tom Ricketts has always had a pickup truck. He lives on a dirt road, gets his water from a well and doesn’t have cable TV. Yet despite his ‘rural credentials,’ the University of North Carolina professor is as worldly as they come.   Dr. Tom Ricketts So begins an article in the… Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and… Read more »