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Recognitions and Awards

Biostatistics department ranked 4th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

April 15, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics has been ranked 4th highest biostatistics department in the nation and tied for 10th overall among doctoral programs in statistics, according to U.S. News & World Report. The new ranking will appear in the magazine’s May issue, which hits newsstands April 27,… Read more »

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2010 Hari Ramalingam Sendhilnathan “Hari” Ramalingam, a junior majoring in biostatistics and biology, is one of three UNC students selected for the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduate study.   The awards go to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Oberlander promoted to professor of health policy and management

April 12, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and in the Department of Social Medicine at UNC School of Medicine, effective March 1.   After receiving a bachelor’s degree… Read more »

Student competition addresses Haiti earthquake public health issues

April 12, 2010 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosted a case competition for interdisciplinary teams of students, focusing on “Emergency Health Care Response in Post-Earthquake Haiti.”The Global Health Challenge case competition was held in the Michael Hooker Research Center atrium and Rosenau Auditorium March 22 to March 27. Nine teams of students… Read more »

ESE professor Luettich receives Science and Technology Impact Award

March 23, 2010 Dr. Rick Luettich Natural hazards and disaster expert Rick Luettich, PhD, has received a Science and Technology Impact Award from the Department of Homeland Security. Luettich, director and lead principal investigator of the department’s UNC-based Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management, also directs the UNC Institute of… Read more »

Holliday receives Dietetic Association’s Educator of the Year Award

March 23, 2010 Amanda Holliday Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill (N.C.) Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. She will be honored at a regional association luncheon in Princeton, N.J., on March 25.   The award recognizes teaching, mentoring and… Read more »

Meyer, adjunct professor, awarded for lifetime efforts to prevent birth defects

March 23, 2010 Dr. Robert Meyer Robert E. Meyer, PhD, adjunct professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently received the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s 2009 Godfrey P. Oakley Jr. Award.   The annual award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to the… Read more »

Sobsey selected to participate in NASA’s first LAUNCH event

March 16, 2010 Dr. Mark Sobsey University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill environmental sciences and engineering professor Mark Sobsey, PhD, is one of 10 innovators chosen to participate in the first LAUNCH event, being held March 16-18 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   Founding partners of LAUNCH include NASA, U.S. Agency for… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson honored for Alzheimer’s research

March 15, 2010 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, has received the 2010 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award for her contributions to research on Alzheimer’s disease.   She was honored March 9, during the seventh annual National Alzheimer’s Gala… Read more »