Recognitions and Awards

UNC awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant

September 30, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of twelve centers announced today by President Obama as part of an unprecedented large-scale, collaborative effort by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to systematically characterize the genomic changes that occur in cancer.The Cancer Genome… Read more »

Golden receives service award from rape crisis center

September 10, 2009 Shelley Golden Shelley Golden, MPH, lecturer in health behavior and health education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Orange County (N.C.) Rape Crisis Center’s Margaret Henderson Award for Service and Self-Care, the Center has announced. Golden will accept the award at the organization’s annual meeting at… Read more »

Kotch named distinguished professor for achievements in children’s health

September 04, 2009 Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan Kotch, MD, professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the Carol Remmer Angle Endowed Professor in Children’s Environmental Health. The professorship was established in 2003 to fund a distinguished teacher and scholar in the field of environmental health…. Read more »

Earp returns as chair of Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

August 20, 2009 Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, has been appointed chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, effective Sept. 1. The selection follows an extensive search by a committee led by Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition at the School. Earp… Read more »

UNC researchers receive grant to protect NC food supply, advance homeland security

  August 11, 2009 How long does it take for authorities to recognize an outbreak of foodborne disease, determine what caused the illness, recall the affected foods and examine the geographic distribution of contaminated products? The time could be much shorter, thanks to a new project being developed through an award from the Institute for… Read more »

Sonia selected to present at APHA poster session

June 22, 2009 Michelle Sonia Michelle Sonia, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science in Public Health program in health policy and management, will present her research on early detection of breast cancer at the 137th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is one of 19 students from… Read more »

Rositch selected as Fogarty Scholar

June 22, 2009 Anne Rositch Anne E. Rositch, doctoral student in epidemiology, was selected this spring as a Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar. Beginning in July, she will live in Nairobi, Kenya, for about a year, contributing to a study that focuses on human papillomavirus, cervical precancerous lesions and HIV transmission. Under the auspices of… Read more »

Cai awarded Fellow status by Institute of Mathematical Statistics

June 17, 2009 Dr. Jianwen Cai Jianwen Cai, PhD, professor of biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of this year’s 17 Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellows. She and the other honorees will be recognized at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the Joint… Read more »

Robeson receives School’s Staff Excellence Award

June 09, 2009 Sue Robeson is shown here in her busy office. Always nearby are photos of beloved 8-month-old granddaughter, Chloe. Sue Robeson, student services specialist for the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 2009 Staff Excellence Award. Her friends and co-workers at… Read more »

Montpellier chosen for Phillips Ambassador award

  May 15, 2009 Elliot Montpellier Elliot Montpellier, an environmental health science student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Phillips Ambassador for a summer and fall 2009 study abroad program in India. Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program offered through study abroad programs in the College of… Read more »