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Health Policy and Management News

Kaluzny’s book addresses quality of care and access to research for cancer patients in the community setting

August 27, 2015 A new book, published this month by Oxford University Press, calls for an increase in patient access to high-quality cancer care in the community and an improvement in community hospitals’ capacity to support research and genomically informed medicine. Managing Disruptive Change in Healthcare: Lessons from a Public-Private Partnership to Advance Cancer Care… Read more »

Study explores relationship of BMI, IQ and socioeconomic factors in Iranian preschool children

August 25, 2015 The negative impact of obesity upon children’s physical and psychological health has been established as an issue of concern in countries around the world. Studies also have shown that childhood intelligence is inversely related to negative health outcomes later in life. In exploring those two concepts, a new study aims to expand… Read more »

Dean Rimer: Intent to appoint Lee as chair of health policy and management

August 24, 2015 Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced her intention to appoint Shoou-Yih (Daniel) Lee, PhD, as the new chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. The decision is pending approval by the UNC board of trustees. Lee currently works as a… Read more »

A doctoral student, his mother and the practical uses of public health science

August 23, 2015 The following article, written by Kathy Doherty for MEASURE Evaluation, was published Aug. 12 in the University Gazette and is reposted here in its entirety. Bernie Agala is a doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Jim Thomas, PhD, director of Carolina Population Center’s… Read more »

Health policy and management student co-authors two studies on Crohn’s disease

August 21, 2015 Daniel Erim, MD, is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Recently, Erim has co-authored two papers sharing new research on Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause abdominal pain, fatigue and malnutrition, among… Read more »

Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of adverse events related to cancer drugs

August 13, 2015 Side effects experienced by patients in cancer clinical trials typically are reported by physicians, not by the patients themselves. Previous research has shown that doctors under-report these side effects. Ethan Basch, MD, associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the… Read more »

Presentations at International AIDS Conference address HIV self-testing, economic incentives

July 28, 2015 Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, gave two oral presentations at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Vancouver, Canada, on July 20 and 21. Thirumurthy shared new research conducted in Kenya… Read more »

Rate of rural hospital closures is rising, study finds

July 20, 2015 Since 2010, the rate of rural hospital closures in the United States has increased significantly. During this period, there have been three closures in North Carolina alone. To achieve a preliminary look at recent closures, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared the 2009 financial performance and market… Read more »

Fixsen and Peterson elected to board of Global Implementation Initiative

July 13, 2015 Two UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members were elected recently as officers on the international board of directors of the Global Implementation Initiative. Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, and Herbert B. Peterson, MD, were chosen to serve as the board’s president and treasurer, respectively, during the third Global Implementation Conference… Read more »

Study finds low-income children benefit from preventive oral health services

July 2, 2015 Oral health services, delivered by primary care clinicians and designed to prevent dental caries (cavities) in young children, can improve the oral health of kindergartners enrolled in Medicaid, according to a new study by three researchers affiliated with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health…. Read more »