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Recognitions and Awards

NCIPH’s Cilenti to lead N.C. Healthy Start Foundation board

  July 02, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, deputy director of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation’s board of directors.   Cilenti, who is also clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at the… Read more »

UNC Nutrition students sweep awards at major national conference

Six students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition have won prestigious fellowships and prizes presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans April 18-22. The students, including Jessica Ellis, Scott Ickes, Nicole Schwerbrock (May 2009 graduate), Megan Slining, Ya Wen Teng and Natalie The, won half of… Read more »

White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity commends HPDP’s preschool nutrition program

  May 28, 2010 A program designed by researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) to reduce obesity in preschool children was recommended by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity last week.   The task force is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce childhood obesity…. Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

Gentry awarded Moldova’s “Honorary Rescuer” medal

May 19, 2010 Bill Gentry, director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program and lecturer in the UNC Department of Health Policy and Management, was recognized by the government of Moldova on May 3 with its “Honorary Rescuer” medal. The award acknowledges Gentry’s history of emergency preparedness and response efforts in the country.  … Read more »

Hebert, school alumnus, honored with VMI’s Daniels Humanitarian Award

May 10, 2010 Dr. Paul Hebert Paul V. Hebert, PhD, alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received Virginia Military Institute’s distinguished Jonathan Myrick Daniels Humanitarian Award for a career devoted to altruistic work in many countries.   The award was established in 1997 to honor Jonathan M. Daniels (VMI, 1961), who… Read more »

Zelman and Herring honored for teaching, mentoring

May 10, 2010 Dr. Felicia Mebane (center) recognizes Drs. Zelman and Herring (standing) as recipients of the School’s Larsh and McGavran awards. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two prestigious faculty awards during the School’s 70th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. William Zelman, PhD, professor of health policy and management, received… Read more »

Students invited to Global Health Council conference, win ‘New Investigators’ award

April 29, 2010 Three graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected to be part of the Global Health Council‘s 2010 conference, presenting research that addresses sexuality and public health.   Diana Michel and Joshua Davis Joshua Davis and Diana Michel, master’s students in health policy and management, received the… Read more »

Brown, junior BSPH student, selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in China

April 29, 2010 Lauren Brown Lauren Brown, a junior bachelor of science in public health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, has received one of 23 Phillips Ambassadorships for study abroad in Asia.   Phillips Ambassadors are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to activities, service and… Read more »

Popkin and Sharma awarded honors by Britain’s Nutrition Society

April 27, 2010 Dr. Gita Sharma Dr. Barry Popkin Two nutrition faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received high recognition from the United Kingdom’s Nutrition Society. Barry Popkin, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, is the 2010 recipient of The Rank Prize, the Society’s highest honor, and… Read more »