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New study examines behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations

January 05, 2012 Share   A new study at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine behavioral factors that may influence whether people pursue colorectal cancer screening and strategies that might increase screening rates in disadvantaged communities. Dr. Stephanie Wheeler Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health policy and management in… Read more »

Devlin elected to Action for Children North Carolina board

January 04, 2012 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. Action for Children North Carolina is a leading statewide,… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

Camille McGirt

December 27, 2011 Share   Undergraduate Health Policy and Management   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt spent the 2010-2011 academic year as an intern in Washington, D.C. “I met so many inspiring people [at the White House and on Capitol Hill],” she says. “I participated in several service projects and even helped with the First Lady’s… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson delivers talk at national workshop for minority and emerging scientists

December 08, 2011 Share   Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was invited by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to deliver the keynote address at the Technical Assistance Workshop for Minority and Emerging Scientists and Students Seeking Careers in Aging… Read more »

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

December 05, 2011 Share   A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. Dr. Eliana Perrin Although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is… Read more »

Four public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  December 05, 2011 Share   Kathryn (Kara) Singsank Four students enrolled in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They are Kori Leigh Brady and Zachary Ryan McCaw (biostatistics majors), Meaghan Casey O’Neal (health policy and management major),… Read more »

HPM student receives inaugural White-Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research

  November 16, 2011 Share   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research. The award… Read more »

Devlin receives North Carolina Nurses Association award

November 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah McCall Devlin, MPH, DDS, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Frances Newsom Miller Award from the North Carolina Nurses Association board of directors. This award is presented to those who promote public… Read more »

Understanding terminology first step toward improving health care, Harris tells Azerbaijan officials

November 04, 2011 Share   Terms such as “medical malpractice” mean different things in different countries around the world, but understanding quality of medical care is the first step toward reform and improvement, a UNC health policy and management professor told members of Azerbaijan’s parliament and representatives of government ministries. Clinical associate professor Dean Harris… Read more »