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Recognitions and Awards

  April 27, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor six employees Saturday, April 29, with 2006 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted honors bestowed upon university faculty and staff.This year’s recipients are: Dr. Fred Clark of Chapel Hill, associate dean of academic services and professor… Read more »

April 25, 2006 Two UNC professors have been elected to leadership positions in the American Gastroenterological Association.Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has been elected vice chair of the Clinical Practice Section, which is the largest of the sections within the AGA. Shaheen also is an associate professor… Read more »

April 25, 2006 Dr. David Grimes is this year’s recipient of the John Atkinson Ferrell Lectureship and Award for outstanding contributions in preventive medicine and public health.The lectureship is sponsored by the Preventive Medicine Residency Program in the UNC School of Medicine’s department of social medicine and honors an outstanding physician with ties to the… Read more »

March 30, 2006 The Carolina School of Public Health’s distinguished alumni awards were presented Wednesday, March 29, during activities surrounding the 2006 Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture.Two awards were presented at the lecture. Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD ’79, MPH ’76, Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health… Read more »

March 07, 2006 American adults consume an estimated 21 percent of their daily calories from beverages – twice as much as the 10 percent recommended by the World Health Organization.The Beverage Guidance Panel, initiated and led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, wants to reverse that trend and help people understand… Read more »

February 28, 2006 Photograph of Joseph Ibrahim, PhD UNC School of Public Health Biostatistics Professor Joseph Ibrahim, PhD, has been named the recipient of an Alumni Distinguished Professorship by the Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective March 1. The appointment, approved by the UNC Board of Trustees on Feb. 23,… Read more »

February 23, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is setting its sights on becoming the nation’s leading public university in the technology sector.Dr. Daniel A. Reed, vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at UNC, recently launched a strategic planning effort to examine the university’s information technology. Developed at Chancellor… Read more »

  February 10, 2006 Photograph of Dr. James Swenberg Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Drs. James Swenberg and Steven Zeisel have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Both Dr. Zeisel and Dr. Swenberg are known… Read more »

February 08, 2006 Radio station WCHL 1360 honored Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH, and Beth Lamanna with the Village Pride Award on Feb. 7 for planning a medical mission trip to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.Lesneski is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, and Lamanna is a clinical instructor for the… Read more »

January 25, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Robert Sandler Dr. Robert S. Sandler, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in UNC’s School of Medicine, has been elected vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association. He will officially assume this role during the association’s annual Digestive Disease Week conference, which takes place in May in… Read more »