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Health Policy and Management News

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 »

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 »