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Recognitions and Awards

Mayer-Davis and Van Horn appointed by President to national public health advisory group

January 28, 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. Sharon… Read more »

Schenck to lead NC Institute for Public Health and Public Health Leadership Program

January 24, 2011 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MPH, will become director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and associate dean for public health practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective March 1. Schenck also leads the School’s Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP). “Anna’s leadership provides… Read more »

Inaugural Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards announced

January 14, 2011 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and GlobeMed at UNC, two student organizations strongly affiliated with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received the School’s first Gillings Student Organization Service Project Awards.   UNC’s Engineers Without Borders members have worked in Ciudad de Dios, Peru, since 2006. The awards provide funding support… Read more »

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 »