Health Policy and Management News

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 »

UNC hosts inaugural training institute on dissemination research and implementation science

August 17, 2011 Share     Dr. Alice Ammerman Thirty-four researchers from around the country gathered in Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 1-5 to participate in the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, hosted by the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). The Center is directed by Alice Ammerman, DrPH,… Read more »

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 »