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Recognitions and Awards

Dilworth-Anderson appointed to advisory council

November 20, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD , professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health and associate director for aging and diversity in the UNC Institute on Aging, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging, which advises… Read more »

Biostatistics professor Suchindran enhances UNC-Peking University health-care collaboration

November 20, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Chirayath Suchindran with colleagues in Beijing Dr. Chirayath Suchindran, professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, gave two presentations last month at Peking University in Beijing, China. Suchindran delivered a paper at the Beijing Forum 2006 and lectured at the Institute of Population Research of Peking University…. Read more »

Health Policy and Administration Faculty Member Named Journal Editor

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 »

Bentley named one of first Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassadors

  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 »

Zeisel selected for distinguished achievement in nutrition research

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 »

Stevens named AICR Distinguished Professor

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 »

Ribisl briefs Congressional task force on impact of Internet cigarette sales

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 »

Dan Okun named Tar Heel of the Week by The News & Observer

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 »

Adjunct faculty Elter honored for study of link between periodontal, systemic health

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 »

Larry Kupper elected to chair University APT committee

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 »