Recognitions and Awards

Nutrition Research Institute hailed as leader in nutrigenomics

September 13, 2011 Share   The Sept. 12 issue of Time magazine features an article by Dr. Mehmet Oz, surgeon, author and talk show host, which describes his dietary recommendations for optimal health. In the article, Oz recognizes the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) as a “leader in the growing field of individualized nutrition, studying… Read more »

Powell Hammond selected as White House Fellow

September 07, 2011 Share   Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named to the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows, the White House announced today. Powell Hammond, of Norfolk, Va., is also a member of… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

ESE alumna awarded $25 million USDA grant to study food-borne viruses

September 01, 2011 Share     Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD, alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, was awarded a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in August to study food-borne viruses. Jaykus, who received her doctorate from UNC in 1993,… Read more »

Paerl wins Odum Lifetime Achievement Award for ecological studies

August 25, 2011 Share   Hans Paerl, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, N.C., is the 2011 winner of the Odum Award for Lifetime Achievement. Paerl, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the Institute and professor of environmental sciences… Read more »

ESE alumnus receives Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

August 22, 2011 Share   Tom Johnson University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health alumnus Tom Johnson, MSEE, a water/wastewater technologist, has been selected by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Board of Trustees as the 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award. Johnson, who works in the Charlotte, N.C.,… Read more »

Bartram leads new International Water Association journal

August 17, 2011 Share     Dr. Jamie Bartram The Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, a new publication of the International Water Association (IWA), has presented its inaugural issue online. Developed in cooperation with The Water Institute at UNC, which is based in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the journal… Read more »

Qaqish wins national writing award for radiology journal article

August 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Bahjat Qaqish Bahjat Qaqish, MD, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award. Qaqish, also a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-authored “Survey of R.T.s with Doctorates: Barriers… Read more »

BIOS students, faculty members wow the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings

August 16, 2011 Share   Representatives from UNC’s Department of Biostatistics were in top form at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held July 30-Aug. 4 in Miami. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate students won a video competition, a statistics team bowl competition and individual bowl awards, and numerous travel awards that… Read more »

Doctoral students receive fellowships in global health economics

August 09, 2011 Representatives from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and its health policy and management department have announced recipients of a new fellowship program in global health economics and outcomes research, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.   Diana Chirovsky Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin Awardees Diana Chirovsky, MS, and Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin, MHS, health policy… Read more »