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Jonsson-Funk named fellow of pharmacoepidemiology society; School well represented at Society’s conference

August 24, 2018

Dr. Michele Jonsson-Funk

Dr. Michele Jonsson-Funk

Michele Jonsson-Funk, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Health and director of the UNC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology, has been named a fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field and the organization.

She will be acknowledged on Aug. 25 at the 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, being held Aug. 22-26 in Prague.

Joining Jonsson-Funk at the conference are epidemiology faculty members Til Stürmer, MD, PhD, Nancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and chair, and Jennifer Lund, PhD, assistant professor, and a number of students and postdoctoral researchers.

“With a total of 28 presentations at this year’s meeting, our 19 students and postdoctoral fellows have exceeded expectations once again,” said Jonsson-Funk, who is a current ISPE board member.

“We are proud,” said Stürmer, “that so many from the Gillings School are taking part in this important conference and sharing their research with the international community.”

Three epidemiology doctoral students also received awards at the meeting. Arti Virkud and Jess Young won for best poster in their respective areas, and Suzanne Landi was recognized for work conducted as part of her dissertation research.

See the full list of presenters here.


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