Recognitions and Awards

Troester receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

October 26, 2011 Share   A UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at the organization’s seventh annual event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 22-23. Dr. Melissa Troester (right) accepts her research funding award from Dr. Marc Hurlbert, executive director… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to a close… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

HPM student wins recognition for public health text

September 27, 2011 Share   Anand Kurup Anand Kurup, a student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s executive doctoral program in health leadership, was first prize winner in the public health section of the 2011 British Medical Book Awards. The distance-learning executive program is administered through the School’s Department of Health Policy… Read more »

HPM student selected for Holzworth Scholarship

  September 23, 2011 Share   Gift Kamanga Gift Kamanga, MSc, health policy and management (HPM) student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the School’s 2011 Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship. The award is given to a UNC public health student in recognition of his or her potential to help… Read more »

Wood honored by Southern Health Association

September 23, 2011 Share   Brittan Wood Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, received the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award at the N.C. Public Health Association/Southern Health Association joint conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 22. Wood is accreditation administrator with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). The annual award,… Read more »

Viera receives School of Medicine honor

  September 23, 2011 Share   Dr. Anthony Viera Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, has received the UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. Viera is co-associate director of the Health Care and Prevention Master of Public Health concentration in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program… Read more »

Stearns chosen for Health and Aging Policy Fellowship

September 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Sally Stearns Sally Clark Stearns, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow. The fellowship program provides opportunities for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to… Read more »

BSPH student awarded ASHA scholarship

September 20, 2011 Share   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a scholarship from the American School Health Association (ASHA). She will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12. McGirt, a junior health policy… Read more »

HBHE student selected for Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program

September 20, 2011 Share   Elaine Lo, second-year Master of Public Health student in health behavior and health education (HBHE) at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for the Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program, sponsored by the American Evaluation Association. Lo is one of six awardees from a variety of disciplines… Read more »