May 5, 2014

Difference-makers across the state, the nation and the world

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Dr. Davis Goldsmith, UNC epidemiology alumnus and adjunct associate professor of human science at Georgetown University, received a Fulbright award to serve as a visiting chair in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine. Goldsmith will study community attitudes about hydraulic fracturing and study Canadian’s access to treated water and sewage facilities.



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Dr. Kelly Weidenbach, a 2013 health policy and management alumna, has been named director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department in Casper, Wyo.




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Alumnus Dr. Derrick Matthews (pictured) and doctoral student Joseph Lee found the first statewide evidence that lesbian, gay and bisexual people in N.C. have poorer health than do their straight counterparts. The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health.



Dr. Jay Bernhardt


Dr. Jay Bernhardt, 1999 health behavior alumnus, was named founding director of The Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication.



Lambrew, Jeanne 2008


Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, health policy and management alumna, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Health Reform, and an architect and advocate for the Affordable Care Act, accepted an alumna award from the Department of Health Policy and Management.





Dr. Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the 2014 Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award.



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