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Recognitions and Awards

Place receives Public Health Foundation’s Ervin Award for service

November 15, 2010 Janet Place, MPH, director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Southeast Public Health Training Center, received the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 9. The award, presented by the board of directors of the national Public Health… Read more »

Lee receives Presidential Early Career Award

November 08, 2010 Dr. Jessica Lee Jessica Y. Lee, PhD, DDS, associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named by President Obama on Nov. 5 as one of 85 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).   The award is the… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »

Zhao, BIOS student, wins ASA’s Young Investigator Award

November 04, 2010 Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the August Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.   The JSM… Read more »

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »

Health policy and management students place third in NAHSE case competition

  November 01, 2010 (L-R) Winning team members Carmesia Straite, Justin Wright and Takeila Stringfield Three master’s students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management each took home a $2,000 prize for winning third place in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 15th annual Everett V…. Read more »

Bartram elected to NSF International Council of Public Health Consultants

October 22, 2010 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jamie Bartram, PhD, has been elected to serve on NSF International’s Council of Public Health Consultants, which advises NSF on the development of public health and environmental health initiatives. The organization says that Bartram has significant expertise in water quality, dietary supplements and environmental… Read more »

Weinberger and Weiner receive UNC Sheps Center’s Distinguished Investigator Awards

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryan Weiner Dr. Morris Weinberger Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management, and Professor Bryan Weiner, PhD, both in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have received Distinguished Investigator Awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Alumnus Jean Orelien, founder of SciMetrika, rated top entrepreneur

October 21, 2010 Dr. Jean Orelien Jean Orelien, DrPH, president and chief executive officer of SciMetrika LLC in Durham, N.C., and alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been selected as one of this year’s “Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine.   The magazine delivers advice, tools… Read more »

Reeve becomes president of International Society for Quality of Life Research

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryce Reeve Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been elected president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research for a two-year term beginning in 2011. The Society’s mission is to advance the scientific study of… Read more »