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Health Policy and Management News

Doctoral students receive fellowships in global health economics

August 09, 2011 Representatives from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and its health policy and management department have announced recipients of a new fellowship program in global health economics and outcomes research, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.   Diana Chirovsky Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin Awardees Diana Chirovsky, MS, and Ching-Ching (Claire) Lin, MHS, health policy… Read more »

School helps provide relief during period of extreme heat

August 01, 2011 There’s more than one kind of Carolina fan.Over the last couple weeks, the fans being collected on the Carolina campus are those that blow cooling, maybe even life-saving, air on people struggling in the state’s record-breaking heat. Bill Gentry (left) presents donated fans to Orange County (N.C.) Emergency Services director, Col. Frank… Read more »

Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

August 01, 2011 Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that this may not always be necessary. Dr. Asheley Skinner Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Alumnus receives award from Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

July 25, 2011 Dr. Mahyar Mofidi Mahyar Mofidi, MPH, PhD, DMD, has received the Junior Officer of the Year Award from the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Mofidi, who received his Master of Public Health in health policy and administration (2000) and doctorate in health behavior and health education (2005) from UNC Gillings… Read more »

REACH NC allows quicker, more efficient access to School’s experts

July 19, 2011 For nearly every public health challenge, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a team of innovative scientists quickening the pace toward a solution. But how do other scientists, students, members of the media, business leaders, legislators and others learn more about what we’re doing? Until recently, those looking for detailed… Read more »

Alumna selected as Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar

July 14, 2011 Alyzza Dill Alyzza Dill, alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as a 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Scholar. Dill received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health in health policy and management in May.   The Jordan Scholars Program provides opportunities for recent graduates and college seniors… Read more »

HPM alumnae awarded CDC fellowships

July 12, 2011 Three recent alumnae of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s health policy and management department have received fellowships from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rachele Bowman Elise Lockamy, MSPH Katie Byerly Rachele Bowman, who received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree in May 2010 and… Read more »

Alumna selected for CDC fellowship program

June 28, 2011 Rachele Bowman, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna and staff member, has been invited into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program. The competitive two-year paid fellowship, available for recent baccalaureate graduates interested in pursuing careers in public health, is administered through the CDC’s Office for… Read more »

HPM alumna receives Fulbright to teach in Colombia

June 15, 2011 Emma Din Emma Din, a May 2011 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Cali, Colombia, from July 2011 to May 2012. Din, from Atlanta, double-majored in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and international… Read more »

Ricketts selected as News and Observer’s ‘Tar Heel of the Week’

May 30, 2011 Tom Ricketts has always had a pickup truck. He lives on a dirt road, gets his water from a well and doesn’t have cable TV. Yet despite his ‘rural credentials,’ the University of North Carolina professor is as worldly as they come.   Dr. Tom Ricketts So begins an article in the… Read more »