Recognitions and Awards

Bartram presents keynote address at Global Leadership Council

October 12, 2018
Dr. Jamie Bartram was honored on Oct. 4 at a meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. There, he delivered a keynote address on the importance of water in North Carolina and around the world, the challenges of ensuring safe water and sanitation, and the accomplishments of The Water Institute at UNC.

Mayer-Davis reappointed as nutrition chair

October 12, 2018
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been reappointed to a 5-year term as chair of the Gillings School's nutrition department. "I am impressed and highly motivated on a daily basis by the deep dedication and incredible talent of our department's students, faculty and staff,” she said.

With $11.6M NIH grant, researchers will study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

September 19, 2018 Researchers at three universities will join together to form Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE). The project’s goal is to build a strong scientific evidence base for effective policies in the retail environment to help reduce tobacco use, tobacco-related disparities and the public health burden of tobacco, including cancer.

UNC Gillings alumna named CEO of EngenderHealth

September 12, 2018 Gillings School alumna Traci L. Baird (MPH, 1995, health behavior) has been named president and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization. She will step into the role Oct. 1.

UNC Gillings faculty build community relations as Thorp Scholars

Sept. 5, 2018 Recently, assistant professor Dr. Alexandra Lightfoot graduated. Instead of gaining another degree, however, she was honored for completing the 2016-2018 Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program and conducting research that involves and benefits other communities.

Three nutrition faculty members honored by The Obesity Society

August 28, 2018 Drs. Barry Popkin, June Stevens and Deborah Tate received awards from The Obesity Society in recognition of their important leadership in the field. They will be honored at ObesityWeek 2018, the Society's international conference, in Nashville this November.