Posts Categorized: Recognitions and Awards

Sixteen students awarded Gillings Merit Scholarships

Oct. 30, 2013 Sixteen students at Gillings School of Global Public Health were selected as 2013-2014 recipients of the Gillings Merit Scholarships. The scholarship fund, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, was made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

HPM’s Carney awarded NCI research award to study breast cancer disparities

Oct. 30, 2013   Timothy Carney, PhD, MPH, MBA, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year research supplement award of $296,654 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   The NCI supplements are aimed at promoting diversity in health-related research programs.   The parent… Read more »

Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

  Myron S. Cohen, MD, a UNC physician and scientist internationally recognized for his study of the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, has received the 2013 North Carolina Award for Science. Cohen is Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of… Read more »

Sobsey’s simpler water test is ‘a driver for change’

Oct. 17, 2013   An article by Courtney Mitchell, published in the Oct. 15 University Gazette, describes the Compartment Bag Test, developed by Kenan Distinguished Professor Mark Sobsey, PhD, to test the safety of drinking water in low-resource areas. The article is reprinted here with permission. According to a 2012 UNC study, 1.8 billion people… Read more »

Cilenti receives $5.5M to start national workforce development center at UNC

Oct. 3, 2013   Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the department of maternal and child health and senior investigator at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a three-year, $5.5M award from the U.S.  Health Resources and Services… Read more »

Surratt wins AAAR’s outstanding dissertation award

Oct. 3, 2013   Jason Surratt, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering (ESE), has won the prestigious Sheldon K. Friedlander Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). Surratt was recognized Oct. 2 at the AAAR’s 32nd annual conference in Portland, Ore.   The award, which recognizes an outstanding doctoral dissertation in… Read more »

Mayer-Davis receives $7M grant for her ‘FL3X’ program

Oct. 1, 2013   Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor and interim chair of nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $7 million grant to fund a full-scale trial to test the effectiveness of her Flexible Lifestyles (FL3X) program. The program is designed to… Read more »

Rusyn named to NRC committee on safer chemical substitutions

Sept. 26, 2013   Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named to the National Research Council’s committee, “Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions – A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions.” The Council is under the auspices of… Read more »

Gordon-Larsen elected to lead The Obesity Society

Sept. 24, 2013   Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected vice president of The Obesity Society, the leading scientific organization dedicated to the study of obesity. Her four-year position will include service in subsequent years as president-elect, president and immediate past president. Established in… Read more »

FDA, NIH award $20M grant to create UNC Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communications

Sept. 19, 2013   Although cigarette use has declined among Americans, regulators face the challenge of communicating the dangers of new tobacco products along with reaching smokers in diverse communities who may not respond to traditional forms of anti-tobacco communication. To address these issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes… Read more »