Health Policy and Management News
Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement
May 13, 2017
Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School’s 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.
Two master’s students awarded Winston Health Policy Fellowship
May 12, 2017
Master’s students Jessica Broadus and Margot Schein were awarded funding from the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. The award recognizes those students who have demonstrated potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level.
Study evaluates the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, finds it an effective smoking cessation program
May 12, 2017
A new study assesses the impact of Tips From Former Smokers (Tips), the first federally funded tobacco education campaign in the U.S., which has been aired annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2012. Doctoral student Paul Shafer, also a research economist at RTI International, is co-author of the study, published May 12 in Health Education and Behavior.
HPM authors win ‘Article of the Year’ award
May 1, 2017
Brystana Kaufman, MSPH, health policy and management student, is first author of an article selected as The Journal of Rural Health’s inaugural Article of the Year for 2016. “The Rising Rate of Rural Hospital Closures,” published in the journal’s winter 2016 print issue, was co-authored by researchers at UNC’s Sheps Center, including Drs. Mark Holmes and George Pink, of the Gillings School.
Doctoral student co-authors two studies on the difficulties of quitting smoking
April 26, 2017
Paul Shafer, health policy and management doctoral student, co-authored two articles that examine aspects of the behaviors of smokers who are trying to quit or who are exposed to antismoking advertising. The articles appear in Preventing Chronic Disease and the Journal of Health Communication.
Wheeler visits executive mansion to mark NC’s inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month
April 12, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler (second from left) was among those invited to speak at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., during an April 3 event that focused attention upon metastatic breast cancer as the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. Gov. Roy Cooper declared April Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Oberlander’s ‘Perspective’ considers reasons for failure of Obamacare repeal
April 6, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, in a New England Journal of Medicine ‘Perspective’ article, discusses why the initial effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was such a monumental failure.
NEJM ‘Perspective’ describes efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act
March 30, 2017
In a New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Jon Oberlander discusses whether the current administration and Congress can dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
March 29, 2017
Nine Gillings School students were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
Eight faculty members selected as 2017 ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ awardees
March 24, 2017
Eight faculty members were selected by their students to receive the 2017 “Celebrate Teaching!” Award. The annual award honors those “who have inspired students; enhanced student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and supported students’ academic success and professional development.”