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Health Policy and Management News

School welcomes new faculty members, announces promotions

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

Department earns top ranking from Modern Healthcare

July 05, 2012 Modern Healthcare reported the 2012 rankings of top business graduate schools for physician executives in its June 18 issue. UNC’s Department of Health Policy and Management jumped to the number one position, sharing the top spot with Trinity University.   Programs are ranked on five factors – length of program; cost of… Read more »

HPM student selected as Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar

July 02, 2012   Jessica Broadus Jessica Broadus, rising senior in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected this spring as a 2012 Barbara Jordan Health Scholar. The Barbara Jordan Scholars Program provides opportunities for recent graduates and college seniors to work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C.,… Read more »

Undergraduate develops program to teach young girls about healthy lifestyles

June 28, 2012 Camille McGirt was featured recently on the Carolina Center for Public Service website. The profile is reprinted below. McGirt, a rising senior, is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health in health policy and management in May 2013.   Camille McGirt For Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellow Camille… Read more »

HPM student named winner of APHA award

June 26, 2012 Ashley Kranz Ashley Kranz, health policy and management doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by the American Public Health Association’s oral health section as winner of the 2012 Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Post-Professional Student Award.   The award recognizes an outstanding community-based… Read more »

School mourns loss of HPM faculty member John Vernon

  June 22, 2012 Dr. John Vernon John Andrew Vernon, PhD, 43, died on June 19. Dr. Vernon had been assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2008. He leaves behind his wife Jucineia Gomes, two sons and a stepdaughter. A Durham, N.C., native, Dr. Vernon… Read more »

HPM student receives Royster Society fellowship

June 13, 2012 Kimberley Geissler Kimberley Geissler, doctoral student in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a Royster Society of Fellows’ 2012-2013 dissertation completion fellowship. Geissler’s dissertation examines the effect of violence on health care access and utilization in Mexico towns and cities near the… Read more »

Obesity genes cause rapid growth in children, study finds

June 05, 2012   Dr. Daniel Belsky A rapid growth spurt in childhood could foretell obesity in adulthood.   According to a new study authored by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (a Journal of the American Medical Association Network publication), children who are… Read more »

Researchers recommend acceleration of cancer comparative effectiveness research

May 24, 2012 Research that compares the effectiveness of different cancer treatments should be accelerated – and the findings promoted and accepted – according to a recent study led by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   For the review article “Data for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research,” published April 20 in… Read more »

M-health improves health outcomes, especially in developing countries, Thirumurthy says

May 24, 2012   An article in the May issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization suggests that use of text messaging and other mobile phone applications may be an increasingly effective and cost-efficient means of improving health outcomes, especially in developing countries. Dr. Thirumurthy Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, assistant professor of health policy… Read more »