Health Policy and Management News
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.”
Veterans’ care for PTSD not hindered by co-occurring substance use disorders
March 20, 2017
A study led by Dr. Alyssa Mansfield (Damon) found that veterans with more than one substance use disorder were not hindered from receiving outpatient specialty post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment or sufficient psychotherapy. Findings were published online March 1 in the journal Psychiatric Services.
Wheeler honored with ASPPH early-career research award
March 8, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, associate professor of health policy and management, has received the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Early Career Public Health Research Award, presented to early-career professionals for excellence in teaching, research and mentorship.
Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County
March 2, 2017
Dr. Dorothy Cilenti has been named interim director of the Orange County health department, effective March 1. A clinical associate professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, Cilenti also directs the National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center.
Study validates a survey tool to assess patient-centered communication in cancer care settings
March 2, 2017
Dr. Bryce Reeve and colleagues at RTI found supporting evidence for the reliability of a survey instrument that assesses patient-centered communication in cancer care settings. Their findings were published Feb. 10 in Patient Education and Counseling.
Gillings School is top public health school at public university for NIH funding
February 16, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the Gillings School was the top public health school at a public university in receiving NIH funding during fiscal year 2016. The School received 107 awards, for a total of $65,454,312 in funding.
NEJM ‘Perspective’ explores use of patient-reported outcomes in improving clinical care
February 2, 2017
Dr. Ethan Basch authored a ‘Perspective’ column published in the Jan. 12 New England Journal of Medicine. The article calls for digitized patient-reported outcomes to be more fully available to physicians as a means of improving patients’ care.
Experts recommend 7-8 hours of sleep for better brain health
January 31, 2017
A new report, issued on Jan. 10 by the Global Council on Brain Health, recommends ways to maintain brain health, including getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson is a Council member.
JAMA editorial: Geography, income need to be part of effective cancer solutions
January 27, 2017
According to a new study, U.S. cancer mortality rates have decreased — but not uniformly across geographic regions. Successful outcomes often remain dependent upon where patients live and on their economic conditions. Dr. Stephanie Wheeler is co-author of a JAMA editorial that elaborates upon the study.