Recognitions and Awards

Alumnus Curt Rhodes named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Schwab Foundation

November 15, 2011 Share   This article was published originally on Dr. Curt Rhodes (right) accepts his award. Curt Rhodes, PhD, founder and international director of Questscope, a nonprofit social development organization, has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship…. Read more »

Bangdiwala receives APHA injury control award

November 11, 2011 Share   Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, received the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section during the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kant Bangdiwala The award recognizes outstanding dedication and leadership in international injury… Read more »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Randolph wins leadership awards in nursing

November 04, 2011 Share   Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, received the Occupational Health Nurse of the Year award and Medique Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses, held Oct. 26-28, in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The awards are presented each year to association members who have… Read more »

Troester receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

October 26, 2011 Share   A UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at the organization’s seventh annual event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 22-23. Dr. Melissa Troester (right) accepts her research funding award from Dr. Marc Hurlbert, executive director… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to a close… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

HPM student wins recognition for public health text

September 27, 2011 Share   Anand Kurup Anand Kurup, a student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s executive doctoral program in health leadership, was first prize winner in the public health section of the 2011 British Medical Book Awards. The distance-learning executive program is administered through the School’s Department of Health Policy… Read more »

HPM student selected for Holzworth Scholarship

  September 23, 2011 Share   Gift Kamanga Gift Kamanga, MSc, health policy and management (HPM) student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the School’s 2011 Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship. The award is given to a UNC public health student in recognition of his or her potential to help… Read more »

Wood honored by Southern Health Association

September 23, 2011 Share   Brittan Wood Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, received the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award at the N.C. Public Health Association/Southern Health Association joint conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. Wood is accreditation administrator with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). The annual award,… Read more »