UNC School of Public Health graduate students recognized with Impact Awards

April 27, 2005
Chandra Ford

Chandra Ford

CHAPEL HILL — Seven doctoral students in UNC’s School of Public Health received Impact Awards at an April 7 recognition ceremony sponsored by the Graduate Education Advancement Board and the UNC Graduate School.

The award recognizes graduate students whose research makes a difference to the state of North Carolina. The awards are privately funded through contributions from members of the Graduate Education Advancement Board of the UNC Graduate School.

The winners presented their research projects and received cash awards at the spring recognition ceremony. This year’s winners from the School are:

  • Semra Aytur of the Department of Epidemiology
  • Chandra Ford of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Sarah Knowles of the Department of Epidemiology
  • Maria Mirabelli of the Department of Epidemiology
  • Mahyar Mofidi of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Melissa Nelson of the Department of Nutrition
  • Sacoby Miguel Wilson of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

This was not the first year that students from the School of Public Health have been recognized by the UNC Graduate School. In 2004, Kristen Kucera, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, won an Impact Award. Additionally, five graduate students from the School were given Achievement Awards in 2004 by the Graduate School and the Graduate Education Advancement Board in recognition of noteworthy research. Those Achievement Award winners were:

  • Kimberly Cobb of the Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Jada Locklear of the Department of Epidemiology
  • Ursula Tsosie of the Department of Epidemiology
  • Elizabeth Markatos of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Melissa Nelson of the Department of Nutrition

For further information please contact Emily Smith by e-mail at emily_smith@unc.edu.