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Recognitions and Awards

Environmental sciences students win NOAA scholarships

May 06, 2008 Two rising juniors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won Ernest F. Hollings Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Ben Edwards of Knightdale, N.C., and Ben Bogardus of Cullowhee, N.C., each will receive $8,000 in academic assistance during their junior and senior years. The Hollings… Read more »

Leith and McGrew chosen for highly prized Greenberg and Barr awards

April 25, 2008 Dr. David Leith has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. The awardees were honored at the School of… Read more »

Health policy and administration junior inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  April 17, 2008 Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, has inducted 125 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. Kosha Rajesh Shah, a junior health policy and administration major in the School of Public Health, was among the inductees. This spring’s ceremony… Read more »

Pam Silberman honored with Ned Brooks Award

April 11, 2008   Pam Silberman, DrPH Pam Silberman , research associate professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health policy and administration, received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for helping to address the state’s major health and health care issues. The… Read more »

Espiritu, physician and PHLP health care and prevention student, wins award

April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Jennifer Espiritu Jennifer Espiritu, MD, a health care and prevention student in the Public Health Leadership Program, has received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Don Gemson Resident Award. Espiritu, an officer in the U.S. Navy and chief resident in the UNC Preventive Medicine Program, has been a… Read more »

Lesneski recognized for her work with Florida Dept. of Health

April 01, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Cheryll Lesneski Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the School’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently with a 2008 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award. The awards program is a public-private initiative chaired by Florida’s lieutenant governor and sponsored by Florida Taxwatch, The Florida Council of 100 and the… Read more »

Two School of Public Health programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

March 31, 2008 Two School of Public Health programs were among the top-ranked graduate schools and programs for 2009, as determined by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the collaborative Environmental Policy and Management Program were ranked tenth and eighth in their respective fields. Following is… Read more »

Earp receives Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Award

February 26, 2008   Dr. Jo Anne Earp Jo Anne Earp, ScD, professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has been honored for her long history of mentoring students, staff and junior faculty. The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council selected Earp to receive its 2008 Faculty Mentoring Award, particularly for her work with… Read more »

Peter Leone appointed to board of National Coalition of STD Directors

February 26, 2008 Dr. Peter A. Leone Dr. Peter A. Leone, an expert on sexually transmitted diseases and an associate professor in the UNC schools of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). The coalition is a partnership of public health professionals… Read more »

Students take second place in national health care case competition

February 26, 2008 Photo, (L-R) Borrelli, Geiger and Harmon, with presenter, Dr. Ray Watts Three graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took second place recently in a national health care case study competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UNC team included master’s… Read more »