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Health Policy and Management News

UNC partners with community health centers to improve colorectal cancer screening

September 29, 2011 Share   An innovative partnership between UNC and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association is bringing a toolkit offering best practices for improving colorectal cancer screening rates to 136 clinics across the state. The tailored toolkit, developed and distributed with support from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF), is tailored to… Read more »

HPM student wins recognition for public health text

September 27, 2011 Share   Anand Kurup Anand Kurup, a student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s executive doctoral program in health leadership, was first prize winner in the public health section of the 2011 British Medical Book Awards. The distance-learning executive program is administered through the School’s Department of Health Policy… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »

Leaders from Chinese CDC visit UNC to explore possible collaborations

  September 23, 2011 Share   School leaders and the Shanghai delegation Six delegates from Shanghai, China, met with faculty leaders at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Sept. 19 to discuss possible research and educational collaborations, including student and faculty exchange programs and distance education opportunities. Members of the delegation, who work… Read more »

HPM student selected for Holzworth Scholarship

  September 23, 2011 Share   Gift Kamanga Gift Kamanga, MSc, health policy and management (HPM) student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the School’s 2011 Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship. The award is given to a UNC public health student in recognition of his or her potential to help… Read more »

Stearns chosen for Health and Aging Policy Fellowship

September 21, 2011 Share   Dr. Sally Stearns Sally Clark Stearns, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow. The fellowship program provides opportunities for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to… Read more »

BSPH student awarded ASHA scholarship

September 20, 2011 Share   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a scholarship from the American School Health Association (ASHA). She will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12. McGirt, a junior health policy… Read more »

Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP) now accepting applications

The Cancer Care Quality Training Program offers predoctoral and postdoctoral training to clinician and non-clinician scientists who wish to work in multidisciplinary teams to improve cancer care quality across the cancer care continuum. Each year, the CCQTP recruits 1-2 predoctoral and 1-2 postdoctoral candidates who have an explicit interest in conducting research on cancer care… Read more »

Gillings Merit Scholars selected (2011)

September 07, 2011 Share   Fifteen students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2011-2012 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and… Read more »

Oberlander NEJM perspective calls for controlling health care costs, not just cutting budgets

September 01, 2011 Share     Dr. Jon Oberlander The new wave of fiscal conservatives voted into Congress during the 2010 elections are resetting the national agenda, and this rise of “austerity politics” has important implications for health policy, says Jon Oberlander, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina… Read more »