Attend these TEDX-style presentations from the four winners of the annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, given to researchers conducting innovative work in their fields.
The late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the UNC class of 1921, and his wife Ruth established the prestigious award in 1986 in order to recognize the achievements of outstanding junior faculty.
This year’s Hettleman Prize awardees are: Uffe Bergeton, associate professor in the Asian studies department within the College of Arts & Sciences; Kavita Singh Ongechi, associate professor in the maternal and child health department within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center; and from the School of Medicine, Li Qian, associate professor in the pathology and laboratory medicine department, and Greg Wang, associate professor in the biochemistry and biophysics department.
Singh (Ongechi) ‘s work is focused on exploring the role of social factors (education, poverty, stigma, and gender equality) in addition to the role of specific interventions and environmental factors on health outcomes. Much of her work is also focused on reaching the poorest and most vulnerable populations with interventions and evaluating national efforts to improve maternal and child health.