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Recognitions and Awards

Weir awarded USAID’s Science and Technology Pioneers Prize

Jan. 24, 2014 Sharon Weir, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and fellow at UNC’s Carolina Population Center, has received the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Science and Technology Pioneers Prize for her efforts to develop and use the Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) Method…. Read more »

Ward, Linnan funded by NHLBI to improve health of child-care workers

 Jan. 21, 2014 Two UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers have received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health, to test an intervention aimed at increasing child-care-givers’ levels of physical activity. Co-principal investigators for the study are Dianne Ward, EdD, professor… Read more »

Schoenbach wins inaugural MLK Unsung Hero Award for championing diversity efforts

Jan. 20, 2014 Victor J. Schoenbach, PhD, was been named an inaugural recipient of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Martin Luther King Unsung Hero Award. The award, presented by UNC’s Diversity and Multicultural Affairs office and the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration committee, was established to recognize those who have made a… Read more »

BIOS postdoc wins Biometrics’ Paper of the Year award

Jan. 17, 2014 Joshua Warren, PhD, postdoctoral research associate in biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as author of the best paper published in 2011 or 2012 in the journal Biometrics. His work, “Spatial-temporal modeling of the association between air pollution exposure and preterm birth: identifying critical windows of… Read more »

Portable water test kit wins USAID science and technology prize

Dec. 30, 2013 A simple water quality test that detects the presence of E. coli is a runner-up winner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science and Technology Pioneers Prize.   One of the developers of the device, the compartment bag test (CBT), is Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental… Read more »

PHLP’s Rogers selected for fellowship in international scientific society

Dec. 16, 2013 M.E. (Bonnie) Rogers, RN, DrPH, has been elected as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international scientific society that aims to prevent disease and improve health through the examination of critical issues in occupational and environmental medicine. Rogers is associate professor of public health leadership and nursing in the Gillings School… Read more »

Powell Hammond honored with Minority Leadership Development Program award

Dec. 9, 2013 Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Development Program awardee. The program, piloted in 2010, aims to enhance leadership development of junior minority researchers committed to improving service to the underserved… Read more »

Epidemiology students receive APHA grant to improve sexual health education on UNC campus

Dec. 2, 2013 Nadya Belenky, MSPH, and Diana Sanchez, MPH, epidemiology doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the American Public Health Association’s Advocacy on Campuses that Impacts Our Nation (ACTION) award to launch a semester-long sexual health-themed social media campaign called “Let’s Talk About It, UNC.” “Social media programs are… Read more »

Surratt’s Dreyfus Foundation award to further research on isoprene emissions

 Nov. 25, 2013 Jason Surratt, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $120,000 grant by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to further his research on air pollution and human health. Specifically, Surratt’s research examines how human-caused pollutants interact with natural… Read more »

Gillings team wins APHA’s ‘Law Abstract of the Year’ award

Nov. 14, 2013 Two recent Gillings School alumni and a former staff member at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) are co-authors of research that received the American Public Health Association’s Law Section Abstract of the Year Award. Corey Davis, JD, MSPH, an alumnus now with the National Health Law Program in Carrboro; Nabarun… Read more »