Recognitions and Awards

Gillings graduate recognized with Distinguished Young Alumni Award

September 30, 2019
The UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association has recognized Lanakila “Ku” McMahan, ’07 (MPH, ’11 PhD), of Washington, D.C., as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. McMahan is the team lead for Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development in the United States Global Development Lab at USAID.

Hursting moves into 16th year of Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant

September 13, 2019
“Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?

Saldanha awarded $40K HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship

August 23, 2019
As the Gillings School kicks off fall semester, incoming Master of Health Administration student Violetta Saldanha is ahead of the game. Over the summer, she was awarded the $40,000 HCA Corris Boyd Scholarship from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and HCA Healthcare.