Posts Categorized: Health Policy and Management News

Undergraduates travel to London this month to learn about health systems

May 08, 2012 Sixteen UNC undergraduates will take part in a week-long study-abroad program in London May 13-18. Sponsored by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, the students will explore the organization, financing, challenges and future directions of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).   The students,… Read more »

Health policy student wins second prize in national student essay contest

May 08, 2012 Shannon Murphy Shannon Murphy, junior health policy and management major in the Bachelor of Science Public Health program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won second place recently in KaiserEDU.org’s 2012 Student Essay Contest.   The 150 undergraduate contest entrants were asked to identify an element of the Affordable Care… Read more »

Bartram named first Holzworth Distinguished Professor

May 03, 2012 When Don and Jennifer Holzworth established a distinguished professorship in March, they simultaneously supported two ventures that excited them – the work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC’s two-year campus-wide theme, water. Dr. Jamie Bartram On April 26, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of… Read more »

One in 5 North Carolinians lacks health insurance

April 27, 2012 One in five people in North Carolina under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2010 — an increase from previous estimates completed five years earlier — according to a new study from the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). The analysis, which compared 2004-2005 data with 2009-2010 data, showed that 291,000 non-elderly… Read more »

Holmes selected for Triangle Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ leadership award

April 18, 2012 Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management, was selected by the Triangle Business Journal as a recipient of its ’40 Under 40′ Leadership Award for 2012. Dr. Mark Holmes Holmes is senior research fellow, co-director of the Program on Health Care Economics, and finance co-director at UNC’s Cecil G…. Read more »

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer

April 17, 2012 A treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) does a better job at reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The study, titled… Read more »

Public health groups and individuals honored for public service

  April 12, 2012   Projects to support breastfeeding at hospitals in North Carolina, HIV-positive youth in Uganda, and the participation of Latino men in reproductive health were among those honored March 28 at an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. Kathy Parry (left) and Emily Taylor accept Bryan Awards… Read more »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson honored by Carolina Women’s Leadership Council

March 02, 2012 Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council faculty-to-faculty mentoring award on March 1. The leadership council also presents a faculty-to-student mentoring award. This year’s winner was Jean DeSaix, senior lecturer in the College of Arts and… Read more »

HPM Students Crossing Borders Over Spring Break

Florida, Texas, California…these are popular spring break destinations. Kathleen Miller, Dilan Luvis, Edwin Alcorn and Jasmine Stringer have another idea on the best place to spend spring break. These four health policy and management students, along with students from the Universities of Michigan and Missouri, will be crossing borders and attending the first U.S.-German Excursion… Read more »