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Recognitions and Awards

SPIROMICS Genomics and Informatics Center awarded to CSCC

April 27, 2009 The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a study looking at patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contract spans… Read more »

ESE tied for 9th place in U.S. News and World Report rankings

April 23, 2009 Dr. Mike Aitken The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is one of the nation’s best environment/environmental health programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine ranks the best graduate programs each year. The School’s environmental sciences and engineering department ranks among the… Read more »

Peterson named Kenan Professor

April 23, 2009 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, has been named a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. These endowed faculty positions are awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers at the university. Peterson is a… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

ESE students receive awards for air quality research

April 22, 2009 Kim de Bruijne (R), with Dr. Ken Sexton Doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received recognition for air quality research presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Baltimore, Md., in March. Kim de… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

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 »