Recognitions and Awards

Seven from Gillings School receive Impact Awards; fellowships presented to other public health scholars

March 23, 2016 Students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health earned seven of the 17 Impact Awards presented by the Graduate School in 2016. The awards, made possible by the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize graduate students for outstanding contributions to the state of North Carolina. The seven public health Impact Award… Read more »

Singer invited to advise about water issues in Flint

March 19, 2016 Philip C. Singer, PhD, professor emeritus of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to serve on a committee providing guidance on long-term solutions to the water issues in Flint, Mich. Singer, who was a member of… Read more »

Health policy and management students bring home case competition win

March 3, 2016 In the latest news from a long tradition of award-winning case management teams at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, three students from the Department of Health Policy and Management just excelled again. On Feb. 25, the UNC team presented in the final round of the 10th annual Health Administration… Read more »

Gillings students receive community engagement fellowship to develop breastfeeding curriculum

March 3, 2016 Stacey Klaman and Kea Turner are going to create a breastfeeding curriculum specifically for women with substance use disorders. The two UNC scholars have received a 2016 Community Engagement Fellowship Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The $2,000 award will fund their efforts to develop educational health materials for pregnant… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded

February 29, 2016 Four teams of researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs), beginning this spring. The GIL awards offer faculty members support to advance their innovative research and more quickly translate scientific findings into workable solutions in local and global communities…. Read more »

ESE student team awarded EPA’s ‘People, Prosperity and the Planet’ grant

February 29, 2016 A team of students working with Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $14,569 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and evaluate a new test to detect cholera bacteria in drinking… Read more »

Bentley awarded ASN prize for global health research and teaching

February 29, 2016 Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, has received the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and Lecture. Bentley, the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will accept the award during the… Read more »

HB alumnus named dean of communication at University of Texas

February 29, 2016 Jay Bernhardt, PhD, alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed dean of University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication, effective March 1. He has served as interim dean since Sept. 1, 2015. Bernhardt joined the faculty of UT-Austin in 2014 to serve as founding… Read more »

Simms honored by American College of Healthcare Executives

February 25, 2016 Jeffrey Simms, MSPH, was presented with the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ Higher Education Network Regent’s Award at the winter meeting of the North Carolina Hospital Association on Feb. 19, in Cary, N.C. Simms, clinical assistant professor and director of professional development and alumni relations in the UNC Gillings School of… Read more »

Gillings researchers receive funding to harmonize India-US youth diabetes registries

February 24, 2016 Two researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative grant to examine the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in youth and young adults in India and the United States. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million… Read more »