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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Bartram, Brocklehurst invited, in new Nature journal, to critique UN’s global goals for water and sanitation

May 9, 2018
Dr. Jamie Bartram and Clarissa Brocklehurst are co-first authors of a paper that reviews implementation targets and indicators for the United Nations’ sustainable development goal for water and sanitation. Their observations were published April 26 in the new open access journal, NPJ Clean Water.

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

UNC launches new Institute for Environmental Health Solutions

May 1, 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill has launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, aimed at protecting those who are particularly vulnerable to diseases caused by environmental factors. Dr. Rebecca Fry, Institute director, works with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to translate scientific discoveries into effective, easy-to-apply solutions that improve people’s health.

ESE postdoc selected for travel award by journal

April 25, 2018
Dr. Yue Zhang, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in environmental sciences and engineering, has received a competitive travel award from the journal Atmospheres.

Frances Reuland: A research assistantship paves the way to a career in public health

April 22, 2018
Through her work with Dr. Jamie Bartram at the Water Institute at UNC, senior Fran Reuland discovered her affinity for public health.

Eight faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

April 22, 2018
Eight faculty members were selected by students at the Gillings School as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award winners. They are Dr. Carolyn Crump, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Whitney Robinson, Kathy Roggenkamp, Dr. Meghan Shanahan, Dr. Jason Surratt, Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Vaughn Upshaw.

Four UNC Gillings students named Phillips Ambassadors

April 18, 2018
Gillings School students William Keith Blanks Jr., Wei Chang, Blythe King and Julie Nguyen will represent UNC in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors.

Researchers conduct first quantitative analysis of water, sewer access disparities in 75 NC counties

April 16, 2018
A new study that examined access to water and sewer services in peri-urban areas suggests that two primary groups in North Carolina remain underserved: lower-income African-American populations and higher-income non-African-American populations.

MacDonald Gibson wins grant to support research on GenX, other environmental contaminants in NC

April 16, 2018
Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson has received funding from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory to study emerging contaminants in North Carolina, including GenX, a potentially toxic industrial compound that has been detected in the Cape Fear River.

Gillings School students claim 7 of Graduate School’s 22 Impact and Horizon awards

April 4, 2018
Seven graduate students from the UNC Gillings School won the Graduate School’s Impact and Horizon awards, established to recognize research that benefits the people of North Carolina.