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Meshnick awarded Gates Foundation grant for innovative research

November 18, 2010 Dr. Steve Meshnick Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health epidemiology professor, has received a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $100,000 award will support an innovative global health research project titled “Development and Evaluation of the Synthetic Lymph Node.” Meshnick’s project… Read more »

In NEJM: Oberlander analyzes impact of election on health care reform

November 18, 2010 Dr. Jon Oberlander Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor of health policy and management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, analyzes the effect of the 2010 elections on health care reform in the Nov. 17 online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.  … Read more »

Peterson honored by United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

November 17, 2010 Dr. Herbert Peterson Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s maternal and child health department, has been selected as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. He will be awarded the fellowship… Read more »

Place receives Public Health Foundation’s Ervin Award for service

November 15, 2010 Janet Place, MPH, director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Southeast Public Health Training Center, received the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 9. The award, presented by the board of directors of the national Public Health… Read more »

UNC Lineberger selected to receive LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project Award

November 11, 2010 Dr. Marci Campbell UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s program, Carolina Well, has received a LIVESTRONG® Community Engagement Award to fund an arts program for cancer survivors. Marci Campbell, PhD, MPH, RD, professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is Carolina Well’s director.   LIVESTRONG® was founded by… Read more »

Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults

November 10, 2010 Dr. Gordon-Larsen Obese adolescents are 16 times more likely to become severely obese by age 30 than their healthy weight or even overweight peers, according to a new study led by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Public health researchers found… Read more »

Lee receives Presidential Early Career Award

November 08, 2010 Dr. Jessica Lee Jessica Y. Lee, PhD, DDS, associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named by President Obama on Nov. 5 as one of 85 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).   The award is the… Read more »

Siega-Riz named associate dean for academic affairs

November 08, 2010 Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of nutrition and of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named the School’s new associate dean for academic affairs, effective Dec. 1.   Siega-Riz will succeed Peggy Leatt, PhD, who has served as associate dean for academic… Read more »

Zhao, BIOS student, wins ASA’s Young Investigator Award

November 04, 2010 Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the August Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.   The JSM… Read more »

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »