March 20, 2021 Two undergraduate students represented the Gillings School in the running for the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Aneesha Tucker was the scholarship winner, receiving $2,000. Amy Lo was one of two runners-up, earning $1,500.
Turpin and Morrison named to committees for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
March 11, 2021 Drs. Barbara Turpin and Glenn Morrison have been named to committees convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to tackle some of the most pressing environmental health challenges.
March 5, 2021 Dr. Noel Brewer has been named to The Lancet Commission for Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance and Demand in the USA, which seeks to find practical solutions to vaccine misinformation, hesitancy and refusal in America.
March 4, 2021 The International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics has announced that a paper featuring the work of Dr. Marisa Domino and Dr. Joseph Morrissey has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.
March 3, 2021 Dr. Alex Gertner, a 2020 alumnus in health policy and management, is the recipient of The Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the field of social sciences for his dissertation “Quality and Access of Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid.”
March 1, 2021 The UNC Carolina Population Center has received two grants, providing an expected $38.2 million over five years, that together will fund Wave VI of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Now entering its 28th year of National Institutes of Health funding, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive, nationally representative and longitudinal study of the health of adolescents who have now aged into adulthood ever undertaken in the United States.
February 22, 2021 Heart and lung disease are leading causes of illness and death in the United States, and the disease burden is unequal across groups defined by race/ethnicity, sex and/or gender, and socioeconomic status. Numerous programs have been proven to reduce heart disease, but too often they are not put into practice in the communities where they are most needed.
Diggs appointed Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
February 19, 2021 Pam Diggs has been named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
February 18, 2021 Dr. David Martinez, postdoctoral researcher at the Gillings School, is part of a cohort of 21 early career researchers who were named 2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
February 8, 2021 Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate dean for research at the Gillings School, has been honored for her work in the field of nutrition with the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professorship.