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Health Policy and Management News

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 »

Children’s Health Insurance Program extended for two more years

May 6, 2015 On April 16, President Barack Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) into law. Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of social medicine at UNC’s School of Medicine, wrote a perspective piece on the… Read more »

HPM students rack up two more case competition wins

April 24, 2015 There is no stopping those health policy and management students! During the weekend of April 18-19, the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, which has fielded a number of winning case management teams over the last decade, did it again – twice. In both instances, the… Read more »

Weinberger wins UNC Award for Advising Excellence

April 23, 2015 “Dr. Weinberger has been the single greatest part of my experience at the Gillings School,” read the nomination letter from Sowmya Mangipudi, an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Not only is his door always open,” she… Read more »

Smith receives NCI funding to study use of HPV self-collection in cervical cancer screening

April 23, 2015 Jennifer Smith, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a large RO1 grant, “Effect of HPV Self-Collection on Cervical Cancer Screening in High-Risk Women,” from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The funds will support a five-year randomized control trial in North… Read more »

In-hospital cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012, study finds

April 22, 2015 A new study led by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher has found dramatic improvements in the survival of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure. Study findings support improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections. Monica Schmidt, MPH, doctoral candidate in health policy and management… Read more »

Rutstein receives PEO Scholar Award for women in higher education

April 17, 2015 Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.)… Read more »

Nine BSPH students present work at celebration of undergraduate research

April 16, 2015 Students from four departments represented the Gillings School of Global Public Health yesterday at the 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The Celebration is an annual research symposium held in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Undergraduate students present research and deliver talks in concurrent poster and panel sessions. The Celebration… Read more »

Holmes receives Outstanding Researcher Award for work on rural health care

April 8, 2015 Mark Holmes, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the 2015 winner of the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). He will receive the award at the 38th annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday,… Read more »

Study explores potential impact on rural communities from proposed changes in hospital designations

April 8, 2015 Proposed minimum-distance requirements could harm high-performing Critical Access Hospitals in rural communities, according to a new study by researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Study co-authors from the Gillings School include Mark Holmes, PhD, and George H. Pink, PhD. Both researchers lecture for the Department of Health… Read more »