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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 »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards New Grants for Public Health Services and Systems Research

Paul Erwin, DrPH student with Health Policy and Management has been awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant to study how changes in state-level health systems have affected health outcomes in states over the past 15 years. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH student with Health Policy and Management, will be working as Co-Principal Investigator with Mary… Read more »

Havala Hobbs Named Director of DrPH Program

  Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, has been named the new director of the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Hobbs had been associate director for the program since 2004. She is also a clinical associate professor in the department and her teaching interests include health law and ethics, policy development, nutrition and health leadership. Hobbs… Read more »

Pink, Holmes awarded federal grants to conduct research on rural health

  September 12, 2012   The U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has awarded two multi-year grants, totaling $4 million, to two faculty members who will conduct research and data analysis to inform federal policy about rural health. Dr. Mark Holmes Dr. George Pink Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor, and George Pink, PhD, Humana… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than do their healthy-weight peers

September 10, 2012 A new study by UNC pediatrics researchers finds a surprising difference in the eating habits of overweight children between ages 9 and 17 years compared to those younger than 9.Younger children who are overweight or obese consume more calories per day than do their healthy- weight peers. Among older overweight children, however,… Read more »