Recognitions and Awards
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.
Gillings PhD student receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Burcu Bozkurt, a PhD student in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in its 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants… Read more »
Weintraub receives dentistry association’s distinguished service award
April 16, 2018
Dr. Jane Weintraub, adjunct professor in health policy and management at the Gillings School and distinguished professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, has been presented with the American Association of Public Health’s Dentistry’s Distinguished Service Award.
Ammerman recognized by UNC Center for Public Service for engaged research in NC
April 15, 2018
Dr. Alice Ammerman (first on left) was honored recently with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Provost’s Engaged Scholarship Award. Ammerman was recognized for engaged research with the Heart Healthy Lenoir project, a partnership to reduce heart disease in an area of North Carolina often referred to as the ‘stroke belt.’
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.
Adimora, Margolis awarded distinguished professorships
March 22, 2018
Drs. Adaora Adimora and David Margolis, both professors of epidemiology at the Gillings School, have been named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors. The five-year professorship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UNC School of Medicine.
Alumnus honored with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award
March 15, 2018
Dr. Diego Garza, alumnus and adjunct faculty member at the Gillings School, was honored March 9 with Triangle Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award. Garza is director of telehealth at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare PLLC, in Durham, N.C.
Four UNC Gillings School researchers are among the world’s highly cited
March 2, 2018
Four Gillings School faculty members have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. They are Dr. Ralph Baric (epidemiology), Dr. Noel Brewer (health behavior), Dr. Hans Paerl (environmental sciences and engineering) and Dr. Barry Popkin (nutrition).
Health policy and management senior named Luce Scholar
March 2, 2018
Leah Everist, an undergraduate health policy and management student at the Gillings School, has been selected as a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Everist will take part in a year-long internship in community preparedness and disaster response in Asia.
Rimer announces Stürmer as new epidemiology chair
December 14, 2017
Dr. Til Stürmer will become chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology on March 1, 2018, pending necessary approvals, including from the UNC board of trustees. Dean Barbara K. Rimer expressed confidence in Stürmer’s deep commitment to assuring that the department remains one of the top programs in the world, and thanked outgoing chair, Dr. Andy Olshan, for 11 years of excellent service.