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Awards/ Recognition



2012



Faculty Awards and Recognition

  • David Collier, MD, PhD: Selected as one of "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. 2012-2013
  • Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN: Women of Distinction, East Carolina University, January 2013
  • Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN: Servire Society, East Carolina University, 2010-2013
  • Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH: Selected as one of "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. 2012-2013
  • Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH: Selected to participate in East Carolina University's Engagement and Outreach Academy, 2012
  • Matthew Mahar, EdD: Active Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology, 2012-2013

 

2011


 

MATCH Program Results Published in Childhood Obesity

An article published in the October 2011 issue of Childhood Obesity reported sustained body mass index (BMI) changes one and two years after participation in Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH). Click here to download a PDF version of the article.

Faculty Awards and Recognition

  • David N. Collier, MD, PhD: Winner, Centennial Award for Faculty Excellence: Ambition, East Carolina University, April 2011
  • Lesley Lutes, PhD: Most Valuable Professor: Distinguished Service, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, May 2011
  • Natalie Taft, MS, RD, LDN: Young Dietitian of the Year, North Carolina Dietetic Association, 2011

2010

MATCH Selected for $100,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield Award

In celebration of its 10th anniversary in November 2010, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation (BCBSNC) announced it was investing $1 million in 10 nonprofit organizations across the state. Each organization, former BCBSNC Foundation grantees, received an additional $100,000 to continue efforts to positively impact the health of their local residents. MATCH (Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health) a school-based wellness program conducted through the PHWRTC, received one of the 10 awards from the Foundation to continue its work of improving obesity rates of middle school students.


Faculty Awards and Recognition

  • David N. Collier, MD, PhD: Nominee for the ECU Centennial Award for Faculty Excellence, Spring 2010
  • David N. Collier, MD, PhD: ECU Teacher-Scholar Award recipient, Spring 2010
  • David N. Collier, MD, PhD: Selected as one of "Best Doctors" by peers, listed in Business North Carolina magazine, November 2010
  • Kathy Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN: American Dietetic Association Medallion Award, 2010
  • Kathy Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN: NC Prevention Partners, Jim Long Achievement Award for Individual  Prevention Excellence, 2010
  • Lesley Lutes, PhD: Treasured Pirate Award, East Carolina University, December 2010
  • Matthew Mahar, EdD: East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance, Outstanding Service Award, 2010.

2009


Faculty Awards and Recognition

  • David Collier, MD, PhD, Selected as one of "The Triangles Best Doctors" by peers in Healthy Living Magazine, spring 2009.
  • David Collier, MD, PhD, Selected as "One of the Best Doctors in America" 2007-2008, 2008-2009.
  • David Collier, MD, PhD, Invited speaker, Centennial Founders Convocation, East Carolina University, March 26, 2009.
  • Amy Gross McMillan, PhD, PT and David Collier, MD, PhD, along with co-authors Auman NL and Williams, BDS, received the 2009 Tony Long Award for the best-written article, "Frontal plane lower extremity biomechanics during walking in boys who are overweight versus healthy weight" published in Pediatric Physical Therapy.
  • Kathy Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN, Received the ECU "College of Human Ecology Centennial Legacy of Leadership" award, February 2009.
  • Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH, Awarded a $300,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar Award to study the effectiveness and feasibility of a middle-school based intervention for childhood obesity (MATCH), March 2009. Funding will be awarded July 2009-2012.
  • Matthew Mahar, EdD, Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2009.
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