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Miller named associate dean for advancement
Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, CFRE, has been named associate dean for advancement at the Gillings School. The appointment is effective Sept. 1. Miller previously served as vice president for children’s programs at The Medical Foundation of North Carolina Inc., part of the UNC Health Care System and UNC Medical School. [Read more.]
Characklis to lead new NSF-USDA grant
Dr. Greg Characklis, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, will lead a team that has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The interdisciplinary, multi-institution project will develop innovative strategies for sustainably meeting future water demands in the Southeastern United States. [Read more.]
Koch wins ASA’s Peace Award for outstanding contributions
Gary G. Koch, PhD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named recipient of the American Statistical Society’s 2014 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society.[Read more.]
Food vouchers improve rates of medical circumcision for HIV prevention in Kenya
Medical male circumcision has been shown to be an effective intervention for preventing HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, a UNC researcher has led a team in discovering that small financial incentives can dramatically increase participation in programs that encourage men to seek circumcision.[Read more.]