Health Policy and Management News

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 02, 2013 Seven public health undergraduates at Gillings School of Global Public Health were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.The inducted students are Savan Kothadia, Thomas C. Lowrey and Madhulika Vulimiri, in health policy and management; Kevin K. Chu and Samantha Tulenko, in environmental… Read more »

Sandra Greene appointed interim chair of health policy and management

March 28, 2013   Dr. Sandra Greene Professor of the Practice Sandra Greene, DrPH, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Greene brings extensive leadership and management experience to the interim chair position. She served as an… Read more »

HPM undergrad McGirt wins university’s award for the advancement of women

March 26, 2013 Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, senior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2013 University Award for the Advancement of Women. She accepted the award at a reception on March 22.   Presented on behalf of the offices of the chancellor and the executive vice chancellor… Read more »

Kranz awarded for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 26, 2013   Ashley Kranz Ashley Kranz, health policy and management doctoral student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the first-place Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health. Kranz will receive a cash award of $500 and travel costs to attend the National Oral Health Conference… Read more »

HPM student receives Sherri Aversa Memorial Foundation Award

March 25, 2013   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded the Sherri Aversa Memorial Foundation’s 2013 Dissertation Award.   Rutstein’s dissertation, “Optimizing HIV Therapy: Virological Monitoring, Adherence and Cost-Effectiveness,” examines opportunities… Read more »

HPM team places first in UAB’s national case competition

March 08, 2013 It’s a sweep!   For the third time this academic year, a student team from Gillings School of Global Public Health’s health policy and management department has brought home first prize in a national health care case competition. Last October, two other student teams took first place at the Humana and National… Read more »

School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions

March 01, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health representatives have announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period July 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013. Promotions during the period include: Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, effective July 1, 2012; Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition, effective Feb. 1; Jessica… Read more »

Holmes selected as Journal of Rural Health board chair

February 26, 2013 Dr. Mark Holmes Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected chair of the editorial board of The Journal of Rural Health. He began his one-year term on Jan. 1.   Holmes became a member of the editorial board… Read more »

Synthetic marijuana use results in acute kidney injury, MMWR reports

February 25, 2013 An article in the Feb. 15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes 16 cases in the U.S. in which acute kidney injury followed a person’s ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids. Kelly Weidenbach-Vigil, doctoral student in health policy and management’s health leadership program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a… Read more »