CPC Fellow Yang receives the Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty

Sep 11, 2012

Yang Yang, Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow, was awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. The prize recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Yang is an associate professor of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. UNC's Chancellor Holden Thorp announced the winners at the Faculty Council meeting on Sept. 7.

The UNC News release says: "Yang's research interests cross demography, medical sociology, cancer and quantitative methodology.  She joined UNC two years ago as part of an initiative with the University Cancer Research Fund and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her goal is to better understand and find solutions to problems arising from interactions between individuals' social and physical worlds."

More information about the prize, the other three award winners, and links to photos of the awardees are in the UNC News Services release. The University Gazette published a story about the Hettleman Prize winners.

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