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Health Policy and Management News

Lee receives Presidential Early Career Award

November 08, 2010 Dr. Jessica Lee Jessica Y. Lee, PhD, DDS, associate professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named by President Obama on Nov. 5 as one of 85 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).   The award is the… Read more »

Baker reappointed to state’s Public Health Study Commission

November 04, 2010 Dr. Ed Baker Edward Baker Jr., MD, research professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Public Health Study Commission for a second two-year term by N.C. Speaker… Read more »

School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  … Read more »

Health policy and management students place third in NAHSE case competition

  November 01, 2010 (L-R) Winning team members Carmesia Straite, Justin Wright and Takeila Stringfield Three master’s students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management each took home a $2,000 prize for winning third place in the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 15th annual Everett V…. Read more »

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

Weinberger and Weiner receive UNC Sheps Center’s Distinguished Investigator Awards

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryan Weiner Dr. Morris Weinberger Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management, and Professor Bryan Weiner, PhD, both in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have received Distinguished Investigator Awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Reeve becomes president of International Society for Quality of Life Research

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryce Reeve Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been elected president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research for a two-year term beginning in 2011. The Society’s mission is to advance the scientific study of… Read more »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »

Ricketts selected as member of national Health Care Workforce Commission

October 06, 2010 Dr. Tom Ricketts Thomas Ricketts, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 national experts appointed to the new National Health Care Workforce Commission. The Commission is an independent body that advises Congress and the administration on health workforce policy.  … Read more »

Greczyn named Gillings Visiting Professor

October 01, 2010 Bob Greczyn Jr. Robert J. Greczyn Jr., retired chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), has been named a Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Oct. 1.   In his new role as visiting professor of… Read more »