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Recognitions and Awards

Zeisel selected for distinguished achievement in nutrition research

October 18, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Steven Zeisel Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD , Kenan Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics and associate dean for research at the School of Public Health, has been named winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Freedom to Discover Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research. Zeisel was recognized for… Read more »

Stevens named AICR Distinguished Professor

September 12, 2006 Photograph of June Stevens, PhD June Stevens, PhD, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, has been named American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. The focus of the AICR distinguished professorship is to advance the understanding, nationally… Read more »

Ribisl briefs Congressional task force on impact of Internet cigarette sales

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

Dan Okun named Tar Heel of the Week by The News & Observer

August 07, 2006   Daniel A. Okun Environmental Sciences and Engineering professor emeritus Daniel A. Okun was featured in the Sunday, Aug. 6, edition of the News & Observer (Raleigh) as the Tar Heel of the Week. The article described his illustrious career protecting and providing water to people around the world for decades. To… Read more »

Adjunct faculty Elter honored for study of link between periodontal, systemic health

July 26, 2006 Dr. John R. Elter, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and administration, recently received the 2006 Sunstar Award for most outstanding paper on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic conditions – those that affect the entire body.The Sunstar Award screening committee selected “Relationship of Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss to Prevalence… Read more »

Larry Kupper elected to chair University APT committee

July 24, 2006 Lawrence Kupper Lawrence Kupper , PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor and associate chair in the Department of Biostatistics, has been elected chair of the UNC Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT) Committee for the 2006-07 academic year. The committee reports directly to the provost concerning all tenure-related appointment and promotion decisions and issues for… Read more »

Tilson selected for APHA’s Frost Award

July 18, 2006 Hugh Tilson Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where… Read more »

Runyan Wins First Home Safety Research Award

June 12, 2006 Photograph of Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD , Director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), has received the Home Safety Council’s inaugural Home Safety Research Award in recognition of IPRC’s outstanding collaborative work with the Council since 2001. Runyan was honored at the second annual Salute to Home… Read more »

Philip Singer tapped to receive National Water Research Institute Award

May 23, 2006 Dr. Philip C. Singer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health Professor Philip C. Singer will be the 13th recipient of the National Water Research Institute’s (NWRI) acclaimed Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. The NWRI announced this week that the award will be… Read more »

School of Public Health IIS Staff Members Win Campus Awards

  May 23, 2006 Two members of the School of Public Health’s Instructional and Information Systems (IIS) department have won the UNC Information Technology Awards for 2006.Charles Ayres and Jeno Bratts won individual awards from their information technology peers across campus at the 14th annual UNC Information Technology Awards. They were two of 13 individual… Read more »