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Recognitions and Awards

Three from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 14, 2009 Jahan Mohiuddin Melissa Marit Asmar, Shannon Marie Mentock and Jahan Joyce Mohiuddin, juniors in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest college honorary society. Melissa Asmar Asmar, a nutrition major from Apex,… Read more »

Peterson reappointed chair of maternal and child health department

April 07, 2009 Dr. Bert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, has been appointed for a second term as chair of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced. Professor and chair in the department since 2004, Peterson previously served as medical officer with the Geneva-based… Read more »

“Peers for Progress” awards grants to support diabetes peer support research

April 07, 2009 Dr. Ed Fisher Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation led by Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced grants totaling $7 million to diabetes researchers on six continents. The grants, distributed over 12… Read more »

Compton Fellowships fund students’ service in Uganda and Sierra Leone

  April 06, 2009 Kennedy Maring Lojuan Kennedy Maring, master’s student in health behavior and health education, has been selected to receive a $10,000 PRB Compton Fellowship award for an internship this summer in Masindi, Uganda. “I would not say my journey has been incredible,” Maring says, but others would beg to differ. Born in… Read more »

Farel and King selected for School’s Greenberg and Barr awards

March 30, 2009 Anita M. Farel, DrPH, and Rebecca S. King, DDS, MPH, have received two of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni. Farel, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and King, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award… Read more »

Miller receives award for excellence in post-baccalaureate instruction

March 04, 2009 Dr. Bill Miller, in St. Petersburg William C. Miller, MD, PhD, MPH, has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award for teaching post-baccalaureate students is one of nine administered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Office of the Provost to… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins first place in case competition

March 03, 2009 (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management… Read more »

Bulik receives mentoring award from women’s leadership council

February 27, 2009 Dr. Cynthia Bulik The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council on Thursday (Feb. 26) honored University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Cynthia Bulik and Kathleen Rounds for being great mentors. The awards were presented during the council’s annual meeting at the Carolina Inn. Bulik, the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to new National Academies committee

February 05, 2009 Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, has been appointed to a new committee of the National Academies. The Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions is a joint effort of the Board on Life Sciences and the Board on Environmental… Read more »

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health names its fourth Gillings Visiting Professor

February 03, 2009 Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has awarded a Gillings Visiting Clinical Associate Professorship to Rohit Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, to develop a pilot distance-based global health learning program for public health professionals around the world. <p”> Ramaswamy, an adjunct in the… Read more »