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Brown, junior BSPH student, selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in China

April 29, 2010 Lauren Brown Lauren Brown, a junior bachelor of science in public health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, has received one of 23 Phillips Ambassadorships for study abroad in Asia.   Phillips Ambassadors are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to activities, service and… Read more »

Students win Global Health Council’s ‘New Investigators’ awards

April 29, 2010 Research addressing sexuality and public health, conducted by three UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate students, has been selected for presentation at the Global Health Council‘s 2010 conference.   Diana Michel and Joshua Davis Joshua Davis and Diana Michel, master’s students in health policy and management, received the Council’s New… Read more »

Preventing HPV might lower risk of HIV infection in men

April 28, 2010 Men infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at greater risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than men who are not HPV positive, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Preventing HPV infection could be a way to slow the HIV epidemic, the researchers… Read more »

Faculty members may apply now for UNC Engaged Scholars Program

  April 28, 2010 The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the Faculty Engaged Scholars Program. At least five faculty members from UNC Chapel Hill will be selected to participate in the two-year program that aims to advance faculty participation in engaged scholarship.   Scholars will receive funds of up to $5,000… Read more »

Popkin and Sharma awarded honors by Britain’s Nutrition Society

April 27, 2010 Dr. Gita Sharma Dr. Barry Popkin Two nutrition faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received high recognition from the United Kingdom’s Nutrition Society. Barry Popkin, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, is the 2010 recipient of The Rank Prize, the Society’s highest honor, and… Read more »

Biostatistics’ Sen selected for prestigious Wilks Medal

April 20, 2010 Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, has been selected as this year’s winner of the American Statistical Association’s S.S. Wilks Medal. Sen will accept the award on Aug. 3 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.   Trained at Calcutta University,… Read more »

Three public health students tapped into UNC’s highest honorary society

April 20, 2010 Ryan Kingsbury Hannah Pollett Shane Capps The UNC Order of the Golden Fleece inducted UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students Ryan Kingsbury, Hannah Pollet and Shane Capps at a tapping ceremony held Tuesday, March 23, at Forest Theater. Considered the highest honorary society at the University, the Golden Fleece selects… Read more »

Herring, Preisser, Zhou elected as ASA fellows

April 20, 2010 Dr. Amy Herring Dr. Haibo Zhou Dr. John Preisser Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been elected as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA).   Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor, John Preisser Jr., PhD, research professor, and Haibo Zhou, PhD, professor, will be inducted in… Read more »

Swenberg, Brostrom selected for Greenberg and Barr awards

April 19, 2010 James A. Swenberg, DVM, PhD, and Richard Brostrom, MD, MSPH, have received two of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni.   Swenberg, recipient of the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Brostrom, selected for the Harriet Hylton… Read more »

Biostatistics department ranked 4th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

April 15, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics has been ranked 4th highest biostatistics department in the nation and tied for 10th overall among doctoral programs in statistics, according to U.S. News & World Report. The new ranking will appear in the magazine’s May issue, which hits newsstands April 27,… Read more »