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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 »

O’Malley, former health policy and management faculty member, passes away

June 25, 2015 Michael O’Malley, PhD, associate director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and adjunct associate professor of health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has passed away unexpectedly. Dr. O’Malley committed over 30 years of service to the state of North… Read more »

Hassmiller Lich selected as AcademyHealth’s Systems Science Scholar

June 15, 2015 Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD, research assistant professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected June 9 as an inaugural participant in AcademyHealth’s Systems Science Scholars Program, designed to attract advanced systems methodologists. As the U.S. health-care system struggles to control skyrocketing costs and… Read more »

Oberlander recommended as chair of UNC social medicine department

June 4, 2015 Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and of social medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as chair of the Department of Social Medicine. UNC medical school dean William L. Roper, MD,… Read more »

Training boosts bystander confidence in preventing interpersonal violence on college campuses, study finds

Sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and intimate partner violence (collectively termed interpersonal violence) are public health problems that affect 20 to 25 percent of female college students. Currently, One Act is one of the few university prevention-training programs that teach students how to intervene as bystanders in low- and high-risk interpersonal violence situations. Recent research… Read more »

UNC receives $15M AHRQ award to advance heart health in NC primary care

May 29, 2015 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a cooperative team of health-care and quality improvement experts have been awarded a $15M federal grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The funding will help primary-care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of millions of… Read more »

Kosorok leads $10.4M NCI grant to improve clinical trials for cancer patients

May 15, 2015 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University have been awarded a five-year, $10.4 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to continue determining ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer patients, effectively delivering better and more personalized new therapies to cancer… Read more »