Category:

Recognitions and Awards

President Obama names Barbara Rimer to lead National Cancer Panel

November 29, 2011 Share   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. The panel was established as part of the National Cancer Act,… Read more »

Joan Gillings selected for UNC trustees’ highest honor

November 17, 2011 Share   Joan Gillings Philanthropist Joan Gillings, a former staff member and major supporter of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2011 William Richardson Davie Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Established by the Board of Trustees… Read more »

HPM student receives inaugural White-Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research

  November 16, 2011 Share   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research. The award… Read more »

Devlin receives North Carolina Nurses Association award

November 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah McCall Devlin, MPH, DDS, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Frances Newsom Miller Award from the North Carolina Nurses Association board of directors. This award is presented to those who promote public… Read more »

Alumnus Curt Rhodes named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Schwab Foundation

November 15, 2011 Share   This article was published originally on innovate.unc.edu. Dr. Curt Rhodes (right) accepts his award. Curt Rhodes, PhD, founder and international director of Questscope, a nonprofit social development organization, has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship…. Read more »

Bangdiwala receives APHA injury control award

November 11, 2011 Share   Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, received the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section during the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kant Bangdiwala The award recognizes outstanding dedication and leadership in international injury… Read more »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Randolph wins leadership awards in nursing

November 04, 2011 Share   Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, received the Occupational Health Nurse of the Year award and Medique Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses, held Oct. 26-28, in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The awards are presented each year to association members who have… Read more »

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 »