Eight faculty members selected as 2017 ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ awardees

March 24, 2017

Eight faculty members at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by their students to receive the 2017 “Celebrate Teaching!” Award.

Left to right are Dr. Luz McNaughton Reyes, Dr. Morris Weinberger, Dr. Jane Monaco, Lori Evarts, Dr. Sonia Napravnik, Dr. Marc Serre and Dr. Gustavo Angeles. Not pictured is Janice Sommers.

Left to right are Dr. Luz McNaughton Reyes, Dr. Morris Weinberger, Dr. Jane Monaco, Lori Evarts, Dr. Sonia Napravnik, Dr. Marc Serre and Dr. Gustavo Angeles. Not pictured is Janice Sommers.

The annual award is presented to one educator from each of the School’s eight academic units “who has inspired students; enhanced student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and supported students’ academic success and professional development.”

This year’s awardees are:

  • Gustavo Angeles, PhD, research assistant professor of maternal and child health and fellow at the Carolina Population Center;
  • Lori Evarts, MPH, clinical assistant professor and director of graduate studies in the Public Health Leadership Program;
  • Jane Monaco, DrPH, clinical associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in biostatistics;
  • Sonia Napravnik, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology;
  • Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, research assistant professor of health behavior;
  • Marc Serre, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering;
  • Janice Sommers, MPH, clinical assistant professor of nutrition; and
  • Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management and chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

The honor includes a $1,000 stipend for educational development.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the success of these innovative and beloved educators,” said Laura Linnan, ScD, professor of health behavior and associate dean for academic and student affairs at the Gillings School. “They have proven themselves to be leaders and role models for continued teaching excellence at the Gillings School.”

The awardees were honored at a reception at the School on March 22.


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Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu