School News

ESE students receive awards for air quality research

April 22, 2009 Kim de Bruijne (R), with Dr. Ken Sexton Doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received recognition for air quality research presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Baltimore, Md., in March. Kim de… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Three from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 14, 2009 Jahan Mohiuddin Melissa Marit Asmar, Shannon Marie Mentock and Jahan Joyce Mohiuddin, juniors in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest college honorary society. Melissa Asmar Asmar, a nutrition major from Apex,… Read more »

McDonough, “Hero of the Environment,” inspires audience at School’s Foard Lecture

  April 09, 2009 William McDonough William McDonough, world-renowned architect and Time magazine’s Hero of the Environment in 2007, presented the Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 1 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. McDonough is founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, Architecture and Community… Read more »

Peterson reappointed chair of maternal and child health department

April 07, 2009 Dr. Bert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, has been appointed for a second term as chair of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced. Professor and chair in the department since 2004, Peterson previously served as medical officer with the Geneva-based… Read more »

“Peers for Progress” awards grants to support diabetes peer support research

April 07, 2009 Dr. Ed Fisher Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation led by Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, professor in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced grants totaling $7 million to diabetes researchers on six continents. The grants, distributed over 12… Read more »

Compton Fellowships fund students’ service in Uganda and Sierra Leone

  April 06, 2009 Kennedy Maring Lojuan Kennedy Maring, master’s student in health behavior and health education, has been selected to receive a $10,000 PRB Compton Fellowship award for an internship this summer in Masindi, Uganda. “I would not say my journey has been incredible,” Maring says, but others would beg to differ. Born in… Read more »

March of Dimes awards grant to School’s Perinatal Substance Use Project

April 06, 2009 Pregnant women who are using drugs and/or alcohol soon will have additional help abstaining from substances that could be harmful to both their babies and themselves, thanks to a community grant to the Perinatal Substance Use Project, part of the North Carolina Family Health Resource Line, a project in the Department of… Read more »

Watson remembered for teaching, radiological hygiene expertise

April 03, 2009 James E. Watson, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health professor emeritus, died Friday, April 3, 2009, after battling cancer for several years. Dr. Watson was a faculty member in environmental sciences and engineering from 1974 through 2003. He led the School’s radiological hygiene program for many years. “Jim… Read more »

Farel and King selected for School’s Greenberg and Barr awards

March 30, 2009 Anita M. Farel, DrPH, and Rebecca S. King, DDS, MPH, have received two of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni. Farel, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and King, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award… Read more »