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Recognitions and Awards

Student social entrepreneurs provided with resources to commercialize water quality test

February 06, 2012 Share   ESE doctoral student Alice Wang (right) and alumnus Dr. Ku McMahan (center), members of the KM Water Solutions team, work with Dr. Yoe Garcia Aliaga (left), executive director of environmental health in Junin, Peru. A new method of detecting bacteria in water and on food and hands may soon help… Read more »

Singer honored for leadership and service in Chapel Hill-Durham community

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Phil Singer (right) and Ellen Singer Philip Singer, PhD, and his wife, Ellen Singer, have been honored by the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill for their leadership and service to the community. The couple will accept the Sara and Mutt Evans Leadership Award on Feb. 4 at the federation’s… Read more »

BIOS article wins ‘Best Paper in Biometrics’ award

February 01, 2012 Share   Yingqi Zhao An article by lead author and biostatistics doctoral student Yingqi Zhao has won the “Best Paper in Biometrics” award, presented by the International Biometric Society (IBS), which publishes the journal Biometrics. A committee of current and former co-editors of the journal selected Zhao’s “Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local… Read more »

Rusyn appointed to national Committee on Toxicology

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Toxicology. The committee, part of NRC’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, oversees toxicology… Read more »

Bentley and Miller awarded distinguished professorships

January 05, 2012 Share   Two distinguished professors at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health now will be able to use the adjective in their official titles. Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, and Cass (Casey) Miller, PhD, professors in nutrition and environmental sciences and engineering, respectively, have been approved by the University of North Carolina’s… Read more »

Devlin elected to Action for Children North Carolina board

January 04, 2012 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. Action for Children North Carolina is a leading statewide,… Read more »

Awards and recognitions (December, 2011)

December 27, 2011 Share   Visit our longer list of recognitions FACULTY Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond Powell Hammond selected as White House Fellow   Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, was named to the 2011- 2012 class of White House Fellows, serving in the U.S. Department of Defense. Read… Read more »

UNC HIV prevention research named Scientific Breakthrough of the Year

  December 22, 2011 Share   The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. Cohen is professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the School… Read more »

Popkin one of most frequently cited authors among nutrition researchers

December 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, is author of three of the top 10 most cited nutrition articles in Nutrition Reviews’ 70-year history.   The journal compiled the list of its… Read more »

LaVange honored for outstanding contributions in COPD research

December 08, 2011 Share   Dr. Lisa LaVange Lisa LaVange, PhD, former professor of biostatistics and director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be recognized by the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation in New York on Dec. 8 for her outstanding contributions in COPD research…. Read more »