Title: Professor Emerita
Company: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Barbara Sorenson Hulka, MD, Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.
Drawing upon 35 years of practiced industry experience, Dr. Hulka is an esteemed medical educator who most recently served as a Kenan professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1987 until attaining emerita status in 2001. Previously serving as a full professor for the preceding 10 years, she also held the role of chairman of the department of epidemiology at the university from 1983 to 1993, associate professor from 1972 to 1986, and assistant professor from 1967 to 1971. She commenced her career as a research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh in 1966.
Highly educated, Dr. Hulka holds a Bachelor of Science from Radcliffe College, a Master of Science from the Juilliard School, and a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health from Columbia University. She is a licensed physician in the state of North Carolina and a diplomate of the American Board of Preventative Medicine. During her tenure, she has contributed myriad articles to peer-reviewed journals and chapters to books, having most recently served as the associate editor of “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention” from 1995 to 1997.
Alongside her primary career endeavors, Dr. Hulka has been a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Group in the Human Reproduction Program of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1997. Serving the World Health Organization in a plethora of other capacities during her career, including on the steering committee of the task force of epidemiologic research in reproductive health from 1989 to 1996, she has also sat on a number of boards and committees for the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, among others. Additionally, she served as an adjunct professor of medicine at the Duke University Medical Center from 1982 to 2001.
Dr. Hulka is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of several other organizations, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the American Public Health Association, the North Carolina Public Health Association, and the Society for Epidemiologic Research, where she served as president from 1975 to 1976. On the board of regents of the American College of Preventive Medicine in 1986, she additionally associated with the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of medicine, Dr. Hulka was the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Society of Preventive Oncology in 1991 and a grantee of the National Cancer Institute and Health Resources Administration. The recipient of an Award for Excellence from the North Carolina Public Health Association, she also received the Abraham Lilienfield Award from the American College of Epidemiology in 1994. Likewise, she was featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who of American Women.
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