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Recognitions and Awards

Roytburd makes top score on health education exam

January 08, 2009 Katya Roytburd Katya Roytburd, MPH, has received the highest score in the nation on this fall’s administration of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Roytburd, project manager of a colorectal cancer screening study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her master’s degree from the Department of Health Behavior and Health… Read more »

Mayer-Davis named vice president of American Diabetes Association

January 05, 2009 Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD, has been named vice president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the organization has announced. Mayer-Davis is a professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School… Read more »

Lambrew receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform

December 17, 2008 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne M. Lambrew, PhD, Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna, has been appointed by President- elect Barack Obama to be deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In that position, she will work with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle.Lambrew, who co-authored a book… Read more »

Leone recognized for service to HIV/STD care in North Carolina

December 16, 2008 <p”> Dr. Peter Leone Peter A. Leone, MD, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2008 Marty Prairie Award from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch. The award… Read more »

Behets receives Glaser Foundation grant for AIDS work in DRC

December 15, 2008 Frieda Behets, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to study best practices in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Behets will work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to increase the efficacy of… Read more »

O’Lenick receives Fulbright award

December 10, 2008 Cassandra O’Lenick Cassandra O’Lenick, an environmental sciences and engineering major in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2008-2009 U.S. Student Fulbright Program award.  O’Lenick, a native of Annandale, Va., will travel to Poland and study environmental law, policy and scientific procedure. She also will study Poland’s cooperation with… Read more »

Four from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 05, 2008 Jacob Mader Four students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health were inducted Nov. 24 into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies.  The students are:  Jacob Aaron Mader, a senior majoring in psychology and in management and society with a minor in environmental… Read more »

Birnbaum appointed NIEHS director

  December 04, 2008   Dr. Linda Birnbaum Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been appointed as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), effective January 2009. As director, she will oversee a $730 million budget that funds multidisciplinary biomedical research programs and… Read more »

Saad wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 23, 2008 Aisha Saad Aisha Ihab Saad has trekked the Amazon region, hiked the Rockies and the Himalayas and climbed a volcano in Peru. Now, these and other accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, have helped boost the senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the ultimate summit for college students…. Read more »

Saad wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 23, 2008 Aisha Saad Aisha Ihab Saad has trekked the Amazon region, hiked the Rockies and the Himalayas and climbed a volcano in Peru. Now, these and other accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, have helped boost the senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the ultimate summit for college students…. Read more »