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April 21, 2003 -- No. 238
Local angles: Ashe County, Chapel Hill, Duplin County, Highlands,
Durham, Manteo, Pender County, Sampson County, Quebec, Canada
Goldstein, Traveling Science Laboratory, outreach education programs among those honored by Carolina Center for Public Service
By MOLLY COTTRELL
Carolina Center for Public Service
CHAPEL HILL -- A public service-minded medical faculty member, an innovative traveling science laboratory, other outreach education projects, and students and staff are among the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill people and programs recently singled out for honors by the Carolina Center for Public Service.
The recognitions were part of the centerís annual awards program held April 17 during a luncheon and ceremony on the UNC campus.
"A selection committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and community representatives considered over 50 nominations for this yearís public service awards," said Dr. Lynn Blanchard, center director. "The nomination pool and resulting winners exemplify the true engagement of this campus with communities throughout the state of North Carolina. The culture of service is alive and thriving at Carolina, and the Carolina Center for Public Service stands ready to promote and support the efforts of students, faculty, and staff like those honored here as they work to make a difference."
Dr. Adam Goldstein, associate professor in the School of Medicineís department of family medicine of Chapel Hill, received the first Ned Brooks Award for Public Service, which will annually recognize a Carolina faculty or staff member who has built a sustained record of service to the community through their own efforts and through their involvement and guidance of others. The award is named for Brooks, a faculty member and administrator at Carolina since 1972.
Dr. Lynn Blanchard, center director, said Goldstein was the perfect choice for the Brooks award, which will be given annually. "Through his work with SHAC (Student Health Action Committee), the Eugene Mayer Society and Insight Out, he models the kind of service Ned Brooks is famous for Ė he brings enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to promoting how this university can respond to community issues, and instills this in the students he comes in contact with."
Goldstein is faculty adviser for three service programs: SHAC, the nationís oldest student-run health clinic; the School of Medicineís Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society and Insight Out, a student journal that gives health sciences students a chance to reflect upon service experiences
Under Goldsteinís leadership, SHAC has expanded its weekly clinic for underserved patients in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area and it involves students from all five UNC health sciences schools. The Mayer society now recognizes community physicians as valuable service role models for medical students. And Insight Out publishes health sciences studentsí contributions of articles, photography and poetry about service. Goldstein also created Survivors and Victims of Tobacco Empowerment (SAVE), which received private funding and has served as a model for other national programs.
The Carolina Center for Public Service also presented two other top service awards:
The Traveling Science Laboratory was cited for bringing innovative hand-on learning experiences to high school students and teachers. The program, generously funded by GlaxoSmithKline, has served 7,500 students, 700 teachers and 250 schools in 88 counties across the state.
The Carolina Environmental Programís Environmental Field Site Network was honored for nurturing community-university partnerships that enable UNC students to conduct environmental research that benefits communities. N.C. field sites are located in Highlands and Manteo.
SHACís mobile Hubbard Project was recognized for pairing final-year health sciences students with the elderly who need home care and specialized development plans.
The Episcopal Campus Ministry was cited for creating a long-term relationship with community partners in Ashe County and, through a series of student mission trips, providing help to local residents.
Wirth, chair of the Public Service and Advocacy Committee for Student Government, was honored for helping organize a new public service day developed by the UNC systemís Association of Student Governments.
Dube was recognized for her work as president of the APPLES Service-Learning Program. The Rhodes Scholar recipient guided the student-run group through a transition period, ensuring continued opportunities for undergraduates to participate in community efforts through service learning-classes and alternative fall and spring breaks.
Fogel, professor in the School of Nursing, was recognized for her role in Enhancing the Health of Incarcerated Women, a program based in the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women.
Frasier, research assistant professor in the department of family medicine, was honored for work with Building Rural Community Connections, a collaborative program of the UNC Healthworks for Women Project and Domestic Violence Programs in Pender, Duplin, and Sampson counties.
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(Cottrell is a senior in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.)
Contact: Mike McFarland, (919) 962-8593