Aelion Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from University of North Carolina

Marjorie Aelion

Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The Gillings School presents the award annually to an outstanding alumnus who has demonstrated commitment and service to public health through achievements in leadership, innovation, experimentation and collaboration within the profession.

Aelion received her doctorate in environmental sciences and engineering from UNC’s school of public health in 1988. She was presented with the award as part of the 46th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture held in Chapel Hill on April 10.