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Halpern selected for NIH study section

July 17, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Halpern

Dr. Carolyn Halpern

Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD, professor and chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been named a member of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Student Section for the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review.

Her four-year term began July 1.

Study sections review grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

Members of the section are chosen for demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline, as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Halpern, a member of the UNC maternal and child health faculty since 1998 and chair since 2015, conducts research on adolescent and young adult health, particularly sexual and reproductive health, and the health of sexual minorities. She has served as deputy director of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) since 2006.


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu