CPC Fellow Halpern receives The Larsh Award, a prestigious honor for mentorship

May 3, 2016

Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow Carolyn Tucker Halpern will be awarded the John E. Larsh, Jr. Award for Mentorship.

UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health announced the award, which will be presented during the School's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.

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The Larsh Award

Established in 1997, the highly competitive John E. Larsh Award for Mentorship honors Dr. Larsh, a faculty member in the Gillings School's Department of Health Behavior and Health Education from 1942 to 1981. The award is presented to a current member of the School's faculty who best exemplifies the mentorship and commitment to students for which Larsh was known.

Larsh awardee Halpern earned a master's degree (1979) and doctoral degree (1982) in developmental psychology from the University of Houston. She joined the UNC Gillings faculty in 1998.

An expert in research on the study of adolescent and young adult sexuality and risk-taking, both in the United States and in global settings, Halpern has collaborated on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. In her role as professor, she shares her passion for improving understanding of healthy sexual development and its effects on later life.

"The opportunity to mentor our bright and dedicated students, and to see how they apply their knowledge and skills to improve the health of women and children around the globe, is truly the most rewarding part of my work," said Halpern. "I'm honored and so grateful to my colleagues, students and former students who supported my receipt of this particular award."

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Congratulations, Carolyn!

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