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Recognitions and Awards

Behets receives Glaser Foundation grant for AIDS work in DRC

December 15, 2008 Frieda Behets, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a grant from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to study best practices in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Behets will work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to increase the efficacy of… Read more »

O’Lenick receives Fulbright award

December 10, 2008 Cassandra O’Lenick Cassandra O’Lenick, an environmental sciences and engineering major in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2008-2009 U.S. Student Fulbright Program award.  O’Lenick, a native of Annandale, Va., will travel to Poland and study environmental law, policy and scientific procedure. She also will study Poland’s cooperation with… Read more »

Four from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 05, 2008 Jacob Mader Four students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health were inducted Nov. 24 into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies.  The students are:  Jacob Aaron Mader, a senior majoring in psychology and in management and society with a minor in environmental… Read more »

Birnbaum appointed NIEHS director

  December 04, 2008   Dr. Linda Birnbaum Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been appointed as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), effective January 2009. As director, she will oversee a $730 million budget that funds multidisciplinary biomedical research programs and… Read more »

Saad wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 23, 2008 Aisha Saad Aisha Ihab Saad has trekked the Amazon region, hiked the Rockies and the Himalayas and climbed a volcano in Peru. Now, these and other accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, have helped boost the senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the ultimate summit for college students…. Read more »

Saad wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 23, 2008 Aisha Saad Aisha Ihab Saad has trekked the Amazon region, hiked the Rockies and the Himalayas and climbed a volcano in Peru. Now, these and other accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, have helped boost the senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the ultimate summit for college students…. Read more »

Epidemiology students receive CDC dissertation awards

November 10, 2008   Bonnie Joubert (left) and Susan Mason Bonnie Pedersen Joubert and Susan Marshall Mason, doctoral students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Epidemiology, have received Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dissertation research awards for their projects on mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and… Read more »

Eng honored with APHA award

November 07, 2008 Dr. Geni Eng Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2008 Tom Bruce Award from the community-based public health caucus of the American Public Health Association. The award, established in 2006 to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the caucus and the community-based public health movement, was presented on Oct. 27… Read more »

Bender named Fulbright Scholar

October 29, 2008   Dr. Deborah Bender Dr. Deborah Bender, research professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in China. Bender will lecture about putting public health policy into practice at Sichuan… Read more »

UNC sports medicine researchers named to national injury prevention center roster

October 22, 2008 A national sports injury prevention center has added two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers to its roster of experts.   Dr. Steve Marshall Steve Marshall, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed director of epidemiology and biostatistics at the… Read more »