Category Archives: Lab Member News

Gillings School of Global Public Health chapter of Delta Omega

Congratulations to Liza Makowski who will be inducted into the Gillings School of Global Public Health chapter of Delta Omega, the national public health honorary society

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The Tom and Elizabeth Long Research Award

Congratulations to Luma Essaid, BSPH ’15, who has been awarded the Tom and Elizabeth Long Research Award for 2014-2015 from Honors Carolina at UNC-CH.

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Fred and Pearle McCall and MaryAnn C. Farthing Scholarship!

Congratulations to Trinh Le, MPH/RD candidate in the Makowski lab who won a Gillings School-wide Fred and Pearle McCall scholarship & a Nutrition Department MaryAnn C. Farthing Scholarship!

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) awarded Luma Essaid (BSPH ’14) a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for research in the Makowski Lab. Luma was also awarded a $2,000 Scholarship through UNC Health Care’s Volunteer Association! Congrats Luma!

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Luma Essaid wins the 2014 Gillings Poster Award

Luma Essaid (BSPH undergrad ’15) of the Makowski Lab won the 2014 Gillings Poster Award as part of the Experience Gillings 2014 event for her poster entitled “Weight loss prevents obesity-associated basal-like breast cancer progression: Role of hepatocyte growth factor/C-Met.” … Continue reading

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AACR-Susan G. Komen Scholar in Training award

Sneha Sundaram, post doctoral fellow of the Makowski Lab, was awarded the AACR-Susan G. Komen Scholar in Training award for $1500 to attend AACR in San Diego in 2014.

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Megan Huang recipient of an honors thesis award.

Congratulations to Megan Huang, BSPH student in Makowski lab, for the receipt of an honors thesis award for $500 to fund research on her project “The Role of Macrophage Substrate Metabolism on Obesity-Induced Inflammation

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Dr. Makowski awarded grant to address how obesity affects cancer risk.

Dr. Liza Makowski (Nutrition) received a grant to address NCI provocative question PQA2 “how does obesity affect cancer risk”.  The title is Reversing Carcinogenic Effect of Obesity on Basal-like Breast Cancer. It is a 2 year grant for $352,000. Link … Continue reading

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Nutrition Department Star Heel Award

Dr. Alex Freemerman, Research Associate in the Makowski Lab, was awarded the Nutrition Department Star Heel Award for his excellent service.

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American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid

Liza Makowski, assistant professor of Nutrition, received an American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid entitled “The Role of Macrophage Substrate Metabolism in Atherosclerosis.”  The grant will fund two years of research for a total of $77,000 per year.

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