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Recognitions and Awards

Two doctoral students receive Gillings Dissertation Awards

July 11, 2011 Bonnie Lyon and Dori Steinberg, doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received this year’s Gillings Dissertation Awards to advance their dissertation research at the School.   Bonnie Lyon Lyon, in the environmental sciences and engineering department, is evaluating the public health impact of ultraviolet (UV) treatment of… Read more »

Alumna selected for CDC fellowship program

June 28, 2011 Rachele Bowman, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna and staff member, has been invited into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program. The competitive two-year paid fellowship, available for recent baccalaureate graduates interested in pursuing careers in public health, is administered through the CDC’s Office for… Read more »

ESE master’s student receives Fulbright grant for research in Canada

June 24, 2011 Pearl Kaplan, master’s degree candidate in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Montréal, Canada.   Pearl Kaplan Kaplan, a native of West Chester, Pa., will work with Viviane Yargeau, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering at McGill… Read more »

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 »