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Center for public service announces 1999 grants


The Carolina Center for Public Service has announced its 1999 faculty and staff public service grants.

General recipients, getting a total of $50,443, are:

* Salli Benedict and Karen Bean, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, H.E.E.L.S. for Health, for "HealthWorks for HEELS";

* Margaret Bently, nutrition, for "Durham County Food Security Coalition Project";

* Derek Goldman, communication studies, for "Theatrical Performance Based on Recollections of Chatham County Senior Citizens";

* Moses Goodman and Charles Collier, N.C. Health Careers Access Program, for "Community Service Outreach Initiative";

* Beth Kivel, recreation and leisure studies, for "N.C. Lambda Youth Network Project";

* Michael Pignone, School of Medicine, for "School of Medicine Chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition Project";

* Sandra Crouse Quinn, health behavior and health education, for "Identifying Needs and Strategies for Reducing HIV/STD Risk Among Injection Drug Users and Their Sex Partners in Durham";

* Kimberly Reed, School of Law, for "Creation of Hardcopy and Website Information Resource for Nonprofit Organizations";

* Amelia Robert, School of Social Work, for "Network Therapy Intervention for Drug and Alcohol";

* Barbara Smith, psychiatry, for "Family Education on Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Workshops in Rural Areas"; and

* Sandy Smith-Nonini, anthropology, for "Study of Workplace Safety Among Latinos in Southeastern North Carolina's Meatpacking Industries."

Hurricane Floyd-related recipients, getting a total of $13,000, are:

* Dorothy Gamble, School of Social Work, for "Partnership with Nash/Edgecombe Area Mental Health Center for Assistance to Flood Victims";

* Frances Lynn, Environmental Resource Program, for "Helping Edgecombe County in the Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd"; and

* Sylvia Novinsky, School of Law, for "UNC Law Pro Bono Program's Winter Break Project."

Service Learning Course Development Grants recipients, getting a total of $16,000, are:

* Gordan Whitaker and Maureen Berner, Institute of Government, for "Public Management and Leadership Service Learning"; and

* Judith Miller, School of Nursing, for "Nursing Care of Frail Elders."

Also, eight student organizations were given public service grants totaling $16,535.

The Carolina Center for Public Service provides guidance, coordination and support to Carolina's public service activities. It fosters public service through grants and fellowships to students, faculty and staff. For more information see http://www.unc.edu/cps


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