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May — October 2013 awards and recognitions

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Selected awards and recognitions

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clipboard_p28Key to departments

BIOS          Biostatistics
EPI             Epidemiology
ESE            Environmental Sciences and Engineering
HB              Health Behavior
HPM          Health Policy and Management
MCH          Maternal and Child Health
NUTR         Nutrition
PHLP         Public Health Leadership Program

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Sandra Cianciolo (left)

Sandra Cianciolo, MPH, won the 2013 Innovation + Inspiration Staff Award, sponsored by the School’s Research and Innovation Solutions office. Cianciolo is project coordinator for the National Training Institute for Child Care Consultants, a project led by Jonathan Kotch, MD, Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of MCH.

 

 

 

Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen

Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, NUTR professor, was elected vice-president of The Obesity Society, the leading scientific organization dedicated to the study of obesity. Her four-year position will include leadership as president-elect, president and immediate past president.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, NUTR research professor, received the 2013 Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education from the American Society of Nutrition.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Miriam Labbok

Dr. Miriam Labbok

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice of MCH, received the Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award from the APHA’s International Health Section on Nov. 5.

 

 

 

 

Ya-Ru Li (ESE) and Carmen Piernas Sanchez, PhD (NUTR), won the 2013 Gillings Dissertation Award, a $5K prize to support their research and dissertation writing. The awards are managed by the School’s Research and Innovation Solutions office. (See sph.unc.edu/accelerate.)

 

Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco received the Larsh, McGavran awards.

Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco received the Larsh, McGavran awards. (Photo by Linda Kastleman)

Jane Monaco, DrPH, BIOS clinical assistant professor, and Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality and Management in HPM, were presented at the spring 2013 commencement with the School’s highest awards for teaching and mentoring – the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching (Monaco) and the John E. Larsh Award for Mentorship (Weinberger).

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. George H. Pink

Dr. George Pink

George Pink, PhD, Humana Distinguished Professor of HPM, was honored by the National Rural Health Association with its Outstanding Researcher Award in May.

 

 

 

 

Dean Rimer (second from right) accepts the ACS Medal of Honor. (Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society)

Dean Rimer (second from right) accepts the ACS Medal of Honor. (Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society)

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of HB, was presented with the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor in May. The award recognized Rimer’s seminal cancer research efforts, particularly in breast cancer screening. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center also honored Rimer at a gala on Sept. 27 for her significant contributions to cancer research.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ivan Rusyn

Dr. Ivan Rusyn

Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, ESE professor, was named to the National Research Council committee, “Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions – A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions.” The Council is under the auspices of the National Academies (nationalacademies.org).

 

 

 

Ernest Schoenfeld, DrPH, longtime leader at the School and lecturer in PHLP, received the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ Presidential Award in June. The award recognizes achievements in laboratory science and creative approaches to solving public health challenges.

 

Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, was one of 15 nationally recognized experts selected to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Siega-Riz, professor of EPID and NUTR, will make recommendations for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a document that will be the foundation for national nutrition programs, standards and education.

 

 

 

Dr. Philip Singer

Dr. Philip Singer

Philip C. Singer, PhD, ESE emeritus professor, won the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors’ (AEESP) 2013 Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award.

 

 

 

Dr. Jason Surratt

Dr. Jason Surratt

Jason Surratt, PhD, ESE assistant professor, won the prestigious Sheldon K. Friedlander Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research for dissertation research showing how natural emissions from trees help increase fine particulate matter, thereby affecting air quality and human health.

 

 

Dr. Mike Cohen

Dr. Mike Cohen

 

Myron Cohen, MD, Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Mircobiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, received the North Carolina Award for Science, the state’s highest civilian honor.

 

 

 


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