September 22, 2009
Twenty-four master’s and doctoral students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received merit awards for study this academic year and beyond, the UNC Graduate School has announced.

The students and their awards are listed below, by department.

• Sayan Dasgupta (Doctoral Merit Assistantship)

Environmental Sciences and Engineering
• Jonathan Crocker (Master’s Merit Assistantship)
• Katherine Harrold (Pogue Fellowship – 5-year award)
• Edema Ojomo (Royster Fellowship – 5-year award)

• Jane Der (Doctoral Merit Assistantship)
• Katelyn Hausman (Doctoral Merit Assistantship)
• Chantel Martin (N.C. Minority Presence Fellowship)
• Melanie Napier (Kenan Fellowship – 5-year award)
• Damon Ogburn (N.C. Minority Presence Fellowship)
• Amitabh Suthar (Master’s Merit Assistantship)

Health Behavior and Health Education
• Andrea Des Marais (Master’s Merit Assistantship)
• Ann Gottert (Doctoral Merit Assistantship)
• Jessica Kadis (Pogue Fellowship – 5-year award)
• Elizabeth King (Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship)
• Sarah Lieff (Master’s Merit Assistantship)

Health Policy and Management
• Kristin Geonnotti (Dissertation Completion Fellowship)
• Elise Lockamy (Master’s Merit Assistantship)
• Sarah Rutstein (Doctoral Merit Assistantship)

Maternal and Child Health
• Anna Bauer (Master’s Merit Assistantship)
• Anupama Gomez (Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

• Scott Ickes (Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship – Fall 2009)
• Erik Karlsson (Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship)
• Tosha Smith (Chancellor’s Fellowship – 5-year award)
• Rebecca Tkachuk (Master’s Merit Assistantship)

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