Health Policy and Management News

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 »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Greene reappointed to State Health Coordinating Council

January 11, 2013 Dr. Sandra Greene Sandra B. Greene, DrPH, Professor of the Practice in health policy and management at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been reappointed by former N.C. governor Bev Perdue for a two-year term on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council in Raleigh.   Greene was first appointed to… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Weinberger commentary examines hospital readmission data for veterans

December 28, 2012   Morris Weinberger, PhD, has co-authored an editorial commentary, published Dec. 18 in Annals of Internal Medicine, reviewing a study that found decreasing length of stay in veterans’ hospitals did not cause a rise in hospital readmissions. Dr. Morris Weinberger Weinberger is Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in… Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »