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Dr. David Weber

Dr. David Weber

Weber, Aelion honored at Foard Lecture
April 10

 Awards established at the Gillings School to honor outstanding alumni and faculty members were presented on April 10 to Drs. Marjorie Aelion and David Weber. The presentation of the Barr and Greenberg awards preceded the 46th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture, delivered this year by drinking water expert and advocate Gregory Allgood, PhD. [Read more.]


Dr. Jonathan Kotch

Dr. J. Kotch

NAP SACC program educates care providers and parents; improves children’s health, study finds
April 7

Educating parents and child-care providers about nutrition and physical activity can reap benefits for obese preschoolers, according to a study conducted by a research team that included Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, research professor of maternal and child health at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. [Read more.]


Bill Gentry

Bill Gentry

Gentry honored with Ned Brooks Award for Public Service
April 2

Bill Gentry, MPA, director of certificate programs in health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service at UNC’s annual Public Service Awards celebration on April 2. [Read more.]