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Health Policy and Management News

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 »

Harris accepts award at Kiev conference

May 22, 2012   Dean M. Harris (left) accepts award at the International Congress on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law, Bioethics and Social Policy Dean M. Harris, JD, clinical associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the Health and Law Bioethics Award at the International Congress on… Read more »

Public health students graduate as Buckley Service Scholars

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »

Preventing illness, preserving health

  May 16, 2012     Dr. Jennifer Smith, Dr. Peggy Bentley (holding Anneliese Bell) and former N.C. state health director and Gillings Visiting Professor Dr. Leah Devlin conduct prevention activities locally, across the state and around the world. The epicenter of public health is prevention–vaccinations to avoid diseases, hand washing to stop germs from… Read more »

Adjunct faculty member, alumnus named ‘Champion of Change’ by White House

May 15, 2012   Searing receives a U.S. flag from Rep. Price. Adam Searing, adjunct faculty member in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and School alumnus, was honored earlier this month for his achievements as a leading health care advocate in North Carolina. Named a “Champion of Change” by… Read more »