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Recognitions and Awards

October 31, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Thomas Ricketts UNC School of Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts III has been named editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Ricketts had been associate editor for the past four years. Dr. Ricketts, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, is also director of the North Carolina… Read more »

  October 27, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Peggy Bentley Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, UNC School of Public Health Associate Dean of Global Affairs and professor of nutrition, has been chosen to serve as an Ambassador in the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research at Research! America. The Paul G. Rogers Society, named for… Read more »

October 18, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD , Kenan Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics and associate dean for research at the School of Public Health, has been named winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Freedom to Discover Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research. Zeisel was recognized for… Read more »

September 12, 2006 Photograph of June Stevens, PhD June Stevens, PhD, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, has been named American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. The focus of the AICR distinguished professorship is to advance the understanding, nationally… Read more »

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

August 07, 2006   Daniel A. Okun Environmental Sciences and Engineering professor emeritus Daniel A. Okun was featured in the Sunday, Aug. 6, edition of the News & Observer (Raleigh) as the Tar Heel of the Week. The article described his illustrious career protecting and providing water to people around the world for decades. To… Read more »

July 26, 2006 Dr. John R. Elter, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and administration, recently received the 2006 Sunstar Award for most outstanding paper on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic conditions – those that affect the entire body.The Sunstar Award screening committee selected “Relationship of Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss to Prevalence… Read more »

July 24, 2006 Lawrence Kupper Lawrence Kupper , PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor and associate chair in the Department of Biostatistics, has been elected chair of the UNC Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT) Committee for the 2006-07 academic year. The committee reports directly to the provost concerning all tenure-related appointment and promotion decisions and issues for… Read more »

July 18, 2006 Hugh Tilson Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where… Read more »

June 12, 2006 Photograph of Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD , Director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), has received the Home Safety Council’s inaugural Home Safety Research Award in recognition of IPRC’s outstanding collaborative work with the Council since 2001. Runyan was honored at the second annual Salute to Home… Read more »