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Health Policy and Management News

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 »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 Share   A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to… Read more »

Lisa Perry chosen to receive School’s Staff Excellence Award

October 05, 2011 Share   Few people have the time and determination to do everything they want to at work. Lisa Perry might not have the time, but she surely has the determination.   Perry, business manager in the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), has been selected to receive the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

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 »