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School of Public Health students help bring fresh water to Cambodia

September 15, 2006 Four students and one alumnus from the School of Public Health recently returned from Cambodia, where they helped provide safer drinking water to 1200 students at a primary school outside Phnom Penh. Members of Engineers Without Borders, including Joe Brown, Josh Hunn, Reed Palmer, Jamie Perin and Angella Rinehold, worked with the… Read more »

ESE hosts Open House on October 7, 2006

  The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to attend an Applicant Open House on October 7, 2006 at 10:00 am in 0001 MHRC. Visit the UNC School of Public Health, and tour the UNC campus. Meet ESE faculty, staff, and students and learn… Read more »

Board of Trustees approves two new department chairs in the School of Public Health

August 23, 2006 The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two academic chairs in the School of Public Health, both of whom are long-term, internationally renowned faculty members at UNC. Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, will lead the department of epidemiology, and Michael D. Aitken, PhD, will direct the department… Read more »

Michael Aitken to chair Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

August 23, 2006   Michael D. Aitken The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Michael D. Aitken, PhD as chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the School of Public Health. Aitken’s appointment will be effective September 1, 2006. Aitken, professor in the Department of Environmental… Read more »

Brian Pachkowski wins Outstanding Platform Presentation Award

Brian F. Pachkowski (PhD, Swenberg Advisor) recently received a $2500 student travel award to present his research at the Central and Eastern Europe Conference on Health and the Environment (http://www.ceeche.org/) held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on October 22-25, 2006. His oral presentation, “Using laboratory and epidemiologic data for determining gene-environment interactions” was awarded an Outstanding… Read more »

Talia E. Chalew – Master’s Thesis Final Oral Defense

July 26, 2006 Talia Chalew presents the final oral defense of her master’s thesis on July 28, 2006 at 4:00 pm in McGavran-Greenberg 1305. Abstract follows:Chemical Indicators of Surface Water Pollution (Under the direction of Dr. Howard Weinberg) High quality surface water is critical for maintaining healthy ecosystems and ensuring safe drinking water, yet, water… Read more »

Laura Lee Haynes – MSPH Technical Report Final Defense

July 21, 2006 Laura Haynes presents her final oral defense of her MSPH technical report on July 24, 2006 at 1PM in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg. Abstract follows:Ecological Residual Risk Assessment Process – Past, Present and Future Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act, known as the Residual Risk Program, authorizes the EPA to implement risk-based standards… Read more »

Weinberg and Singer awarded Eddy Medals

July 19, 2006 The Water Environment Federation (WEF) named Assistant Professor Howard Weinberg and Professor Philip C. Singer as winners of the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal in their announcement of the Water Environmental Excellence Awards Recipients for 2006. The Eddy Medal honors Harrison Prescott Eddy, a prominent engineer and a pioneer in the field of… Read more »

Denise Marie Brown – Doctoral Dissertation Final Defense

July 17, 2006 Denise Brown presents her doctoral dissertation final defense on July 7, 2006 at 2:00pm in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center. Abstract follows.Pyrene Availability as Determined by the Interactions of Natural Organic Matter with the Soil Mineral Matrix (Under the direction of Professor Frederic K. Pfaender) Soil organic matter (SOM), especially humic substances… Read more »

Kimberly Jessup Swanson – MSPH Technical Report Final Defense

July 17, 2006 Kimberly Swanson presents her MSPH technical report final defense on July 11, 2006 at 1:00pm in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg. Abstract below.In vitro Release of Inflammatory markers IL-8 & IL-6 by BEAS-2B cells following Exposure to biodiesel extracts Biodiesel, an alkyl ester of plant oils which can be used in an unmodified diesel engine,… Read more »