Mohlke recognized with Hettleman Prize

Karen Mohlke, associate professor of genetics in the School of Medicine, was one of four UNC faculty members honored with a Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.

Mohlke recognized with Hettleman Prize click to enlarge Karen Mohlke

Mohlke is considered in the top echelon of researchers in the area of complex-trait genetics, which examines the interaction of multiple genes affecting complex, common diseases.

The Hettleman Prize, which carries a $5,000 stipend, recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Phillip Hettleman, who was born in 1899 and grew up in Goldsboro, established the award in 1986. He earned a scholarship to UNC, went to New York and in 1938 founded Hettleman & Co., a Wall Street investment firm.

This year’s other recipients are Noel Brewer, associate professor of health behavior and health education in the Gillings School of Global Public Health; Mark Katz, associate professor of ethnomusicology; and Brett Whalen, associate professor of history, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. Brewer and Mohlke also are members of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.