Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007
Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional accomplishment or honor in the years since 2005.

Faculty members recognized at the event had been elected to prestigious national honorary societies, were presidential appointees to a national governing or advisory body or recipients of distinguished national or international awards.

Honorees from the School of Public Health included:

  • Michael D. Aitken, PhD, Board-Certified Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (2007)
  • Francis A. DiGiano, A.P. Black Research Award, American Water Works Association (2006)
  • Peggye Dillworth-Anderson, PhD, selected by President George W. Bush for the Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging (2005)
  • Jay Kaufman, PhD, Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2006)
  • Sheila Leatherman, MSW, awarded Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2007)
  • Danyu Lin, PhD, the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award (2005)
  • Daniel A. Okun, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (2006)
  • Philip C. Singer, PhD, Gordon Maskew Fair Award, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research, National Water Research Institute (2006)
  • James Swenberg, DVM, PhD, Merit Award, Society of Toxicology (2007)
  • Deborah F. Tate, PhD, Early Career Honorary Recognition Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2005)
  • Morris Weinberger, PhD, John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2005)
  • Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Freedom to Discover Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research (2006)


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