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Recognitions and Awards

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site in 10-state launch

December 21, 2010 North Carolina has been selected as one of 10 states to pilot FoodCorps, a new national AmeriCorps school garden and Farm-to-School service program that aims to serve vulnerable children by improving access to healthy, affordable food. Dr. Alice Ammerman Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

12 public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 17, 2010 Twelve current and former undergraduates studying at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies.   Leah Vance Brittany Papworth The eight students recently inducted are Katherine Wesley Byerly, of Chapel Hill, N.C., senior health policy… Read more »

Gray selected to present AGU’s 2010 Langbein Lecture

December 10, 2010 Dr. Bill Gray William G. Gray, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, will present the 2010 Langbein Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 14.   The Walter B. Langbein Lectureship… Read more »

UNC breastfeeding institute director named Women’s Center Faculty Scholar

December 08, 2010 Dr. Miriam Labbok Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has been selected as the Carolina Women’s Center Faculty Scholar for the Fall 2011 semester.   The… Read more »

Peers for Progress receives $5 million to provide peer counseling for Hispanics with diabetes

December 02, 2010 Dr. Ed Fisher The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF) Peers for Progress program, led by University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Edwin Fisher, PhD, has received a $5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The grant will fund a three-year demonstration project to… Read more »

Kosorok and Stevens appointed to second terms as department chairs

November 19, 2010 Two members of the public health faculty have been reappointed to lead their departments in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, has announced. The reappointments follow upon the favorable reviews of their first terms as chairs.   Dr. Michael Kosorok Dr. June Stevens Michael Kosorok,… Read more »

Peterson honored by United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

November 17, 2010 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, has been selected as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. He will be awarded the fellowship… Read more »

Place receives Public Health Foundation’s Ervin Award for service

November 15, 2010 Janet Place, MPH, director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Southeast Public Health Training Center, received the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 9. The award, presented by the board of directors of the national Public Health… Read more »

Lee receives Presidential Early Career Award

November 08, 2010 Dr. Jessica Lee Jessica Y. Lee, PhD, DDS, associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named by President Obama on Nov. 5 as one of 85 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).   The award is the… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »