Minority Student Caucus Alumni Network

Presenters from the 14th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health.

Presenters from the 14th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health.

Featured alumni:

On September 1, 2008, David McCoy, MEd, MPH, JD became the fifth Controller in North Carolina history following unanimous approval of his nomination by the North Carolina General Assembly. [full story]

Alumni news:

On August 21, 2010, Tamera Coyne-Beasley received a physicians award at the 17th Annual Legacy Charity Luncheon held by the Auxiliary to the Durham Academy of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. [full story]

Ada Adimora is in this year’s ROOT 100, which recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions. The ROOT 100 celebrates leadership, creativity, service, and, above all, excellence. [full story]

Sacoby Wilson, MS, PhD (MSC Co-President 2000-2004) recently received a 4-year, $1.2 million NIH R21 grant award for his proposal “Use of a Community-University Partnership to Eliminate Environmental Stressors.” The project will investigate a link between multiple sources of pollution and the health of residents living in the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) in the city of North Charleston. Sacoby is a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. Sacoby is Vice Chair of Alpha Goes Green Initiative, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Senior Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program; and in November 2009 he will become Chair of the APHA Environment Section. [press release]

Chandra Caldwell, Staff Adviser to the Minority Student Caucus, has been promoted to the position of Grants Manager for the Department of Epidemiology. Chandra has been working with the grant/contract submissions for the past year and will now be responsible for grant and contract proposal submissions from the department and for coordinating submissions with other departments and centers on campus.

Bill Jenkins, MS, MPH, PhD has received the 2009 Abraham Lilienfeld Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. [full story]