|Halpern receives national award for leadership and teaching|
|September 13, 2010|
Carolyn Halpern, PhD, associate professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and fellow at UNC's Carolina Population Center, has received the 2010 Loretta P. Lacey Maternal and Child Health Academic Leadership Award from the national Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health. The award recognizes proven leadership skills and the potential for future career development.
Halpern was selected for her many accomplishments as a teacher, mentor and researcher in maternal and child health. She is director of the department's doctoral program, has produced a number of published works and is acknowledged by her students as an outstanding teacher and mentor.
"It's truly an honor to receive this award," Halpern said. "I have the good fortune to work with young scholars who bring intelligence, compassion and true commitment to the maternal and child health population and to our program. These qualities bring out the best in a teacher, and make teaching and mentoring deeply rewarding."
"This is the latest in a series of honors and awards that Carolyn has received and richly deserves," said Herbert Peterson, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the School's maternal and child health department. "She fully exemplifies the criteria for this prestigious national award, and her achievements in teaching, research and service are truly exemplary."
The award, established in 1990, was named to honor Loretta Lacey, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.