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Recognitions and Awards

Lesneski receives WCHL 1360 Village Pride Award

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 »

Sandler is elected vice president of gastroenterological association

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 »

Tilson receives award for outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research

  November 18, 2005 Hugh Tilson PHILADELPHIA – Hugh H. Tilson, M.D., Dr.P.H., clinical professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts and dedication to the areas of pharmaceutical medicine and outcomes research. The award, the highest honor given to individuals by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera honored as ‘hero of global health’ this week at Time magazine summit

November 02, 2005 CHAPEL HILL – Carolina for Kibera Inc. began when a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate looked at the issues of ethnic violence and youth development in Africa and saw hope and opportunity – and then decided to try to make a difference.The organization Rye Barcott founded in 2001 is… Read more »

AHCJ board elects Hobbs to fill vacant position

October 28, 2005 Suzanne Havala Hobbs CHAPEL HILL – Suzanne Havala Hobbs has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Hobbs is associate director of the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership for the Department of Health Policy and Administration… Read more »

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 »