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Recognitions and Awards

Oberlander promoted to professor of health policy and management

April 12, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and in the Department of Social Medicine at UNC School of Medicine, effective March 1.   After receiving a bachelor’s degree… Read more »

Student competition addresses Haiti earthquake public health issues

April 12, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a case competition for interdisciplinary teams of students, focusing on “Emergency Health Care Response in Post-Earthquake Haiti.”The Global Health Challenge case competition was held in the Michael Hooker Research Center atrium and Rosenau Auditorium March 22 to March 27. Nine teams of students… Read more »

ESE professor Luettich receives Science and Technology Impact Award

March 23, 2010 Dr. Rick Luettich Natural hazards and disaster expert Rick Luettich, PhD, has received a Science and Technology Impact Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Luettich, director and lead principal investigator of the department’s UNC-based Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management, also directs the UNC Institute of… Read more »

Holliday receives Dietetic Association’s Educator of the Year Award

March 23, 2010 Amanda Holliday Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill (N.C.) Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. She will be honored at a regional association luncheon in Princeton, N.J., on March 25.   The award recognizes teaching, mentoring and… Read more »

Meyer, adjunct professor, awarded for lifetime efforts to prevent birth defects

March 23, 2010 Dr. Robert Meyer Robert E. Meyer, PhD, adjunct professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s 2009 Godfrey P. Oakley Jr. Award.   The annual award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to the… Read more »

Sobsey selected to participate in NASA’s first LAUNCH event

March 16, 2010 Dr. Mark Sobsey University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill environmental sciences and engineering professor Mark Sobsey, PhD, is one of 10 innovators chosen to participate in the first LAUNCH event, being held March 16-18 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   Founding partners of LAUNCH include NASA, U.S. Agency for… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson honored for Alzheimer’s research

March 15, 2010 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, has received the 2010 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award for her contributions to research on Alzheimer’s disease.   She was honored March 9, during the seventh annual National Alzheimer’s Gala… Read more »

Baric elected to American Academy for Microbiology

February 23, 2010 Dr. Ralph Baric Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.   The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership… Read more »

HPM team places in top five at UAB case competition

February 15, 2010 Ashley Winslow Sadaf Houssain Matt Hasbrouck Ashley Winslow, Sadaf Houssain and Matt Hasbrouck, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were among the top five teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health care case competition on Feb. 11.   A total… Read more »

King, PHLP master’s student, wins Kuno Research Award

February 08, 2010 Bradley King Bradley King, a Master of Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Michiko Kuno Award for Excellence in Student Research. The award, presented Jan. 27 as part of the UNC School of Medicine’s John B. Graham Medical Student Research Day, recognized King’s research… Read more »