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Health Policy and Management News

Shea Selected for KL2 Award

Christopher Shea, PhD, clinical assistant professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has received a career development award through the KL2 program at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) at UNC-Chapel Hill.   The KL2 program is part of a larger group of… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Explaining the health care reform debate

Both local and national media have sought out School faculty members to comment on aspects of the national debate on health care reform, particularly after a bill was passed in March.   Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Among those most often quoted are Tim Carey, MD, director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research… Read more »

UNC study helps explain why black patients with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

June 17, 2010 A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study that follows patients with lung cancer is one of the first to suggest why patients choose not to have life-preserving lung surgery and why such surgery is sought less often by blacks.   Samuel Cykert, MD, associate professor in the UNC School… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Four UNC global health abstracts selected for presentation at APHA annual meeting

June 07, 2010 Four abstracts of work conducted by faculty members and students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been accepted for presentation at the 138th annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, to be held Nov. 6-10 in Denver. Dr. Bruce Fried Dr. Peggy Bentley Gretchen Van Vliet Dr. Hollie… Read more »

Nine global public health students receive awards for international work

May 21, 2010 The Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $96,000 to 39 students conducting work around the world. Nine of them are working on degrees at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   “We are proud to support the innovative work… Read more »

Gentry awarded Moldova’s “Honorary Rescuer” medal

May 19, 2010 Bill Gentry, director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program and lecturer in the UNC Department of Health Policy and Management, was recognized by the government of Moldova on May 3 with its “Honorary Rescuer” medal. The award acknowledges Gentry’s history of emergency preparedness and response efforts in the country.  … Read more »

UNC conference to focus on health care reform’s impact on minorities

May 12, 2010 Recently passed health care reform law and its potential impact upon minority health disparities will be the focus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 16th annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health. The event is scheduled Tuesday, June 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in… Read more »

Zelman and Herring honored for teaching, mentoring

May 10, 2010 Dr. Felicia Mebane (center) recognizes Drs. Zelman and Herring (standing) as recipients of the School’s Larsh and McGavran awards. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two prestigious faculty awards during the School’s 70th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. William Zelman, PhD, professor of health policy and management, received… Read more »