Published: Dec 06, 2006 02:10 AM
Modified: Dec 06, 2006 02:21 AM
- Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health policy and administration in the School of Public Health and director of the Center for Aging and Diversity in the Institute on Aging at UNC, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council advises the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2007, through Dec. 31, 2010, was made by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt.Dilworth-Anderson served on the advisory committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has been elected to national leadership roles in the Alzheimer's Association and the Gerontological Society of America. Her research interests include aging, dementia, family care giving and health disparities.
- Linda Beeber, UNC professor of nursing, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing on Nov. 11.Beeber has been a psychiatric nursing professional for more than 36 years. She is an active member of the N.C. Nurses Association Council of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. In 2005, Beeber was named North Carolina Nurses Association researcher of the year.
- Margaret E. Bentley, associate dean for global health and professor of nutrition in the UNC School of Public Health, was chosen one of 27 of the nation's foremost experts in global health who will band together to advocate for greater U.S. investment in global health research.Members of the research advocacy team are recognized leaders in medical and global public health research and represent a spectrum of the nation's "scientist advocates." Selected by an Advisory Council that includes three Nobel Laureates, the inaugural class of Ambassadors will work to build a national discussion about the need to assign a high priority to global health research. Ambassadors will meet with opinion leaders and decision makers to convey the importance of global health research to Americans and to the nation.
- John Prescott Anderson Jr. of Chapel Hill recently was elected to the Student Senate at Hampden-Sydney College as a freshman representative for the 2006-07 academic year. The Student Senate transacts all student body business and has legislative jurisdiction over various phases of student campus life. Anderson is the son of John and Leigh Anderson and is a graduate of Chapel Hill High School.
- J. Wayne Strowd of Chatham County was inducted into the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame on Oct. 15. The presentation was made by state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Strowd's picture will be displayed along with previous honorees in the Livestock Hall of Fame Room in the Jim Graham Building.He was honored in the Dairy Cattle category. He has been showing Holsteins at the State Fair for more than 40 years. He is a member of the Central Carolina Holstein Club, the N.C. Holstein Association, the Chatham County Farm Bureau and the North Chatham Fire Department.
- Six teachers from Orange County schools were honored Thursday at the annual Touchstone Energy Bright Ideas education grant awards luncheon in Raleigh.Recipients, schools and award amounts were Blake Norris, Chapel Hill High, $990; Dennis Hagerman, Emerson Waldorf School, $2,000; Kristie Mabry, A.L. Stanback Middle, $1,133; Briana Corke, Carrboro Elementary, $1,155; Jon Collins, Cedar Ridge High, $2,000; and Nancy Cheek, New Hope Elementary, $2,000.Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation of Hillsborough contributed $9,278 to fund six Bright Ideas projects. North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives contributed more than $550,000 in Bright Ideas education grants to the state's teachers. Bright Ideas awards up to $2,000 to individual North Carolina teachers for innovative classroom based projects.
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