Awards and recognitions
|Awards and recognitions|
|May 17, 2012|
Devlin to lead nonprofit board
Dr. Leah Devlin, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management, was elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. The organization, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy group, aims to ensure that children in the state are healthy, safe and well educated.
Bentley, Miller awarded distinguished professorships
Rusyn appointed to NRC committee
Dr. Ivan Rusyn, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, was appointed to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Toxicology. The group oversees toxicology and risk assessment projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Students select innovative teachers
As part of February’s "Celebrate Teaching!" events, eight faculty members were selected by students as innovators in the classroom. Awardees were Dr. Linda Adair (NUTR), Dr. Rebecca Fry (ESE), Dr. Sherri Green (MCH), Dr. Amy Herring (BIOS), Dr. Diane Kelly (PHLP), Dr. John Paul (HPM), Dr. Charles Poole (EPID) and Dr. Kurt Ribisl (HBHE).
Dilworth-Anderson honored for mentoring
Stevens chosen for ASN’s Centrum Center Award
Dr. June Stevens, nutrition department chair and American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund Distinguished Professor of nutrition, received the American Society for Nutrition’s 2012 Centrum Center Award, for investigative contributions to the understanding of human nutrition.
Guidry selected as Science Communication Fellow
NAP SACC receives BCBSNC award to expand program
CGBI receives Bryan Award for service
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (http://cgbi.sph.unc.edu), based in the maternal and child health department and led by Dr. Miriam Labbok, has won the Carolina Center for Public Service’s 2012 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award. The Institute was honored for its Breastfeeding- Friendly Health Care Project and its student group, Carolina BEBES (http://studentorgs.unc.edu/bebes).
BIOS article wins ‘Best Paper in Biometrics’
Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student, won the "Best Paper in Biometrics" award, presented by the International Biometric Society, publisher of the journal Biometrics. "Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local Spatiotemporal Methods," published in the journal in December 2011, was co-authored by biostatistics faculty members Drs. Donglin Zeng, Amy Herring and Michael Kosorok (chair) and Dr. David Richardson (epidemiology).
Four receive Presidential Management Fellowship
Recent alumni Sara Crocoll (PHLP) and Paul Ebohon (ESE) and current students Laura Tison (PHLP) and Kea Turner (HBHE) were selected as 2012 Presidential Management Fellows by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. (See www.pmf.gov.) More than 9,100 graduate students applied to the program, which offers leadership and training opportunities through the federal government.
Six win Impact Awards
Public health students and recent alumni won six of 22 Impact Awards presented by The UNC Graduate School at an April awards ceremony. The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives of people in North Carolina and beyond. Awardees were Peter Balvanz, alumnus, health behavior and health education, for Effects of Land Loss on African-American Farmers and Their Hope for the Next Generation; Brooke Hoots, alumna, epidemiology, for Developing Practical Tools to Inform Allocation of North Carolina’s Limited HIV Resources; Mehul Patel, doctoral student, epidemiology, for Prehospital Notification by Emergency Medical Services is Crucial to Timely Evaluation of Stroke; Meagan Vaughn, doctoral student, epidemiology, for Preventing Tick Bites Among North Carolina’s Outdoor Workers; Catherine Vladutiu, doctoral student, epidemiology, for Motor Vehicle Crashes and Expectant Moms; and Stephanie Watkins, doctoral student, epidemiology, for Early Breastfeeding Experiences and Postpartum Depression. Ten more students from the School were recognized at the event for other research awards or honorary society inductions, and more than 50 were recognized for receiving prestigious external fellowships.
Barr and Greenberg awards presented
Learn about Coughlin’s work at http://tinyurl.com/agelab-at-mit.
|Last updated June 29, 2012|