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Recognitions and Awards

Cohen receives society’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in research

October 18, 2005 Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC’s School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of… Read more »

Chavious wins NC Public Health Association Rankin Award

October 17, 2005 ASHEVILLE As a continuing education specialist at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Barbara O. Chavious was renowned for her energy, enthusiasm and understanding of the public health issues facing North Carolina. She touched the lives of people throughout the state, bringing new skills to many public health professionals and, through… Read more »

Five UNC employees honored with Chancellor’s Awards

  September 28, 2005 Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employees were honored Sept. 27 for their leadership and creativity with the 2005 Chancellor’s Award.This year’s recipients are: Photograph of William H. Browder Jr. Ruth Miller, of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center; Karen High, of the Health Sciences Library; Victoria Dowd,… Read more »

Maternal and Child Health adjunct faculty member to lead N.C. State Center for Health Statistics

September 26, 2005 Dr. Paul Buescher, maternal and child health adjunct faculty member in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, will become the new director of the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, effective October 1. The center is part of the N.C. Department of Health and Human… Read more »

Two doctoral students honored for child development research

September 13, 2005 Two UNC doctoral students have received James J. Gallagher Dissertation Awards of $1,500 each for their research on policies that affect children and families.Kimberly Cobb, of the department of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health, studies newborn screening in North Carolina and how information from screenings are relayed… Read more »

Lin Receives Prestigious NIH MERIT Award

  July 29, 2005 CHAPEL HILL The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded its prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award to Dr. Danyu Lin, Dennis Gillings Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics at the UNC-CH School of Public Health.The award was granted to Dr. Lin by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences,… Read more »

UNC School of Public Health faculty recognized for arthritis research

June 28, 2005 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have been recognized with STAR awards by the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Dr. Brenda Devellis, professor of health behavior and health education and Dr. Robert DeVellis, research professor of health behavior and health education will be honored for their ongoing scientific contributions to… Read more »

UNC public health expert awarded Fulbright grant to compare skin, breast cancers from N.C., Ireland

June 15, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Robert C. Millikan, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to perform research and lecture at University College in Dublin, Ireland, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William… Read more »

Tilson receives 2005 Balderson Lifetime Public Health Leadership Award

May 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – The National Public Health Leadership Development Network has awarded its highest honor, the Balderson Lifetime Public Health Leadership Award, to Dr. Hugh Tilson, clinical professor of epidemiology and health policy at UNC’s School of Public Health.Tilson, also senior adviser to the school’s dean, is on the faculty of the… Read more »

Weinberger recognized by AHRQ for excellence in mentoring

  May 26, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Dr. Morris Weinberger, a faculty member of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), has won the 2005 John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) the health services research arm of… Read more »