Recognitions and Awards

Eidenier Pearce, environmental justice advocate, attends White House briefing session

July 12, 2011 Emily Eidenier Pearce, doctoral student in health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, participated in a White House Community Leaders Briefing Series session in Washington, D.C., on July 8. Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt recommended Eidenier Pearce for her public health advocacy and leadership in working… Read more »

HPM alumnae awarded CDC fellowships

July 12, 2011 Three recent alumnae of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s health policy and management department have received fellowships from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rachele Bowman Elise Lockamy, MSPH Katie Byerly Rachele Bowman, who received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree in May 2010 and… Read more »

Adimora appointed to NIAID Advisory Council

July 11, 2011 Dr. Ada Adimora Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.   The council comprises 18 voting members with diverse perspectives on science, health and the human impact… Read more »

Two doctoral students receive Gillings Dissertation Awards

July 11, 2011 Bonnie Lyon and Dori Steinberg, doctoral students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have received this year’s Gillings Dissertation Awards to advance their dissertation research at the School.   Bonnie Lyon Lyon, in the environmental sciences and engineering department, is evaluating the public health impact of ultraviolet (UV) treatment of… Read more »

Alumna selected for CDC fellowship program

June 28, 2011 Rachele Bowman, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna and staff member, has been invited into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program. The competitive two-year paid fellowship, available for recent baccalaureate graduates interested in pursuing careers in public health, is administered through the CDC’s Office for… Read more »

ESE master’s student receives Fulbright grant for research in Canada

June 24, 2011 Pearl Kaplan, master’s degree candidate in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Montréal, Canada.   Pearl Kaplan Kaplan, a native of West Chester, Pa., will work with Viviane Yargeau, PhD, associate professor of chemical engineering at McGill… Read more »

Ammerman contributes expertise to IOM policy committee on childhood obesity

June 23, 2011 A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report offers policy recommendations to curb the high rates of obesity among America’s youngest children. The guidelines include limiting television and other media use, encouraging infants and young children in preschool and child care to spend more time in physically active play, and requiring child care… Read more »

HPM alumna receives Fulbright to teach in Colombia

June 15, 2011 Emma Din Emma Din, a May 2011 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Cali, Colombia, from July 2011 to May 2012. Din, from Atlanta, double-majored in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and international… Read more »

Popkin named Kenan Professor

June 10, 2011 Dr. Barry Popkin Barry Popkin, PhD, has been named a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective July 1. The Kenan Professorship is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. Popkin has been a nutrition faculty member at UNC… Read more »

Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County

  June 08, 2011 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, has been named interim health director for Orange County, N.C., until the Orange County Board of Health identifies a permanent replacement for former director Dr. Rosemary Summers, who retired May 31.   Cilenti is deputy director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH),… Read more »