Recognitions and Awards

Kotch selected for national maternal and child health award

September 24, 2008   Dr. Jonathan Kotch Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, has been named winner of the 2008 Martha May Eliot Award by the American Public Health Association. The award honors exceptional achievements in maternal and child health. Kotch, professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, will accept the award at the… Read more »

Siega-Riz named epidemiology associate chair

September 18, 2008   Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, has been named associate chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective Oct. 1, 2008, department chair, Andrew Olshan, PhD, has announced. Siega-Riz, an associate professor of epidemiology and of nutrition, is head of the department’s reproductive epidemiology program and director of the reproductive, perinatal and… Read more »

Earp named interim chair of Health Behavior, Health Education

September 08, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, was appointed interim chair of the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE), Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced Friday (Sept. 5). Earp, who was HBHE chair for nine years, takes over for Edwin Fisher, PhD, professor of… Read more »

Fisher to head diabetes peer support program, Peers for Progress

August 25, 2008   Dr. Ed Fisher Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor of health behavior and health education in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has been named Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program to promote peer support in diabetes management around the world. Peers for Progress is an initiative… Read more »

Carolina ranked 5th best public university for 8th consecutive year

August 22, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the eighth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. “Carolina is consistently recognized among the five best public universities in America,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp. “We find value in assessing the various… Read more »

National Cancer Institute honors UNC Lineberger scientists

  August 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Cathy Melvin A team of population scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been honored by the National Cancer Institute at a recent summit. Among those recognized was Cathy Melvin, PhD, research associate professor in the Department of Maternal and Child… Read more »

UNC professor appointed to National Institute of Statistical Sciences board

July 30, 2008 Dr. Michael Kosorok University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biostatistics professor Michael Kosorok has been appointed to the board of trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. Kosorok is chair of the biostatistics department in the UNC School of Public Health and also teaches in the statistics and operations research… Read more »

Weathers receives NICHHD award to study health care access for migratory children

July 10, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Andrea Weathers   Andrea C. Weathers, MD, DrPH, assistant professor of maternal and child health in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, has received a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the association between migration, child health and access… Read more »

Nuñez-Wolff welcomed as new associate dean

June 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Charlotte Nunez-Wolff Charlotte Nuñez-Wolff, EdD, has joined the School of Public Health as associate dean for business and finance. In her new position, she is responsible for the business functions of the School, including finances, human resources, facilities, data reporting and overseeing a School budget of well over $100 million…. Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson elected to lead Gerontological Society of America

June 24, 2008 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and administration in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has been elected president of the Gerontological Society of America. She will assume the presidency in 2009. The society, the country’s leading scientific organization in aging, aims… Read more »