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Health Policy and Management News

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 »

Anglo-U.S. research partnership forged

October 12, 2012 The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and disease progression and treatment.   A collaboration to transform public health has been forged between the University of Cambridge and the… Read more »

Devlin joins CDC Foundation board of directors

October 10, 2012 Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation). Devlin is Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Postdoctoral student receives grant for patient-reported outcomes research

September 25, 2012 Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, Cancer Care Quality Training postdoctoral fellow in health policy and management, was awarded $25,000 by the not-for-profit organization Health Assessment Laboratory (HAL) to support her work on patient-reported outcomes research.   Dr. Ashley Leak Leak, who is also adjunct assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, works… Read more »

HPM Students Receive Scholarships

Lauren Smeeding, residential student in the department of health policy and management, has received a Foster McGraw Graduate Student Scholarship from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).   The Foster McGraw Scholarship is presented annually to a student enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. In providing this scholarship, ACHE’s… Read more »

ASTHO honors Devlin for leadership and contributions to public health

September 18, 2012 Leah M. Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Professor of the Practice of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2012 Alumni Award on Sept. 13 at the association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.   Dr. Leah Devlin (center)… Read more »