Recognitions and Awards
Cozzo wins 2017 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award
January 17, 2018
Alyssa Cozzo, doctoral student in nutrition, has been named recipient of the 2017 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award. Dr. Campbell, pictured at left, was a leader in UNC cancer research who died of cancer in 2011.
Fry named Angle Distinguished Professor
January 15, 2018
Dr. Rebecca Fry, environmental sciences and engineering professor and director of the UNC Superfund Research Program, has been named Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children’s Environmental Health.
LaVange named associate chair of biostatistics and director of UNC Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
January 14, 2018
Dr. Lisa LaVange, current president of the American Statistical Association and formerly of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, has been named professor and associate chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Biostatistics and director of the department’s Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC).
Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
January 8, 2018
Dr. Cynthia Bulik is one of 17 scientists awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Bulik, professor of nutrition, is founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Her proposal is a large-scale investigation designed to identify genes that contribute to bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.
New assistant dean for inclusive excellence selected
December 18, 2017
Dr. Kauline Cipriani will join the Gillings School in February 2018 as the School’s assistant dean for inclusive excellence. Cipriani most recently has been assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Gopal delivers winter commencement address
December 18, 2017
Dr. Satish Gopal, alumnus and adjunct faculty member in epidemiology, delivered the 2017 winter commencement address on Dec. 17. More than 1,160 students were awarded undergraduate, master’s, doctoral or professional degrees at the mid-year commencement. Photo at left by Jon Gardiner.
Rimer announces intent to appoint Stürmer as 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.
Wheeler selected as distinguished alumna by College of Charleston
December 12, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, associate professor of health policy and management, was recognized as a distinguished alumna by her undergraduate alma mater, College of Charleston. At left, she poses at the reception with friends and family. Photo courtesy of College of Charleston Alumni Association.
MacDonald Gibson named to NC Science Advisory Board to study emerging chemicals
December 6, 2017
Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson has been named to the North Carolina Science Advisory Board to study emerging chemicals, such as GenX, and advise state leaders about ways to protect the environment and the health of North Carolinians. MacDonald Gibson joins fellow environmental sciences and engineering faculty member Dr. Jamie Bartram, who serves as chair of the state board.
Dilworth-Anderson awarded USC’s Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging
December 5, 2017
Dr. Peggy Dilworth-Anderson was awarded the 2018 Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging by the University of Southern California Roybal Institute on Aging. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the field of translational aging research and its import to issues directly relating to older people.