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Health Policy and Management News

HPM doctoral student honored by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

December 13, 2012 Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, who plans to graduate later this month with a doctoral degree in health policy and management from Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) to receive the organization’s Young Investigator Award.   Kavalieratos’s dissertation research… Read more »

Doctoral student’s work helps communities prepare for next flu pandemic

November 30, 2012 It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about influenza (flu) and steps to guard against it. More than 40 states already are reporting cases of seasonal flu, and while experts don’t expect a pandemic this year, they say it is never too early to get plans in place…. Read more »

On the ground in Haiti: Gillings School students integral to relief effort

November 30, 2012 When one door closes, open another.   That was Alicia Stokes’ mantra when the University had to cancel her trip to Haiti. Stokes, an executive master’s candidate in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, had been selected from approximately 100 applicants to take part in an… Read more »

Oberlander’s NEJM ‘Perspective’ outlines challenges facing the Affordable Care Act

  November 26, 2012 Who among us has read the 2,409 pages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, is one of a tiny minority.   Dr. Jon Oberlander Oberlander, professor of health policy and management in Gillings School of Global Public Health and of social medicine in the School of Medicine at… Read more »

HPM student selected as Corris Boyd Scholar

Mohamed Jalloh Mohamed Jalloh, first year master of health administration in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected this summer as a 2012 Corris Boyd Scholarship recipient.   The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), in partnership with HCA, established the Corris Boyd Scholarship in 2006… Read more »

HPM senior Camille McGirt receives Community Impact Award

November 09, 2012 Camille McGirt, senior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of 17 college students across the state to receive the Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes college students who make… Read more »

Oberlander to host live Facebook chat on election results

November 06, 2012 Dr. Jon Oberlander Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on health care politics and policy, will host a live Facebook chat at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 8 to discuss how the results of today’s elections will affect health care in general and the Affordable Care Act… Read more »

School co-hosts workshop on public health informatics

October 29, 2012 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently sponsored its first interactive training and networking session on public health informatics. The Sept. 26 workshop, held in collaboration with the UNC School of Information and Library Science, drew more than 120 attendees – more than double the number expected.   Bill Gentry… Read more »

Two in one week: HPM students take first prize at NAHSE, Humana case competitions

October 18, 2012   Five health policy and management students had a lot to celebrate during the weekend of Oct. 11-12. Their efforts at competitive events in Louisville, Ky., and Houston yielded two first-place awards, $17,000 in prizes and Schoolwide excitement and pride at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.   From left to… Read more »

Patient-reported outcomes essential to comparative effectiveness research

October 16, 2012 Patient-reported outcomes should be a standard part of evaluating the comparative effectiveness of cancer treatments, according to recommendations put forward by a multi-institution research group.In an early release article published this week online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a research group led by Ethan Basch, MD, director of the Cancer Outcomes… Read more »