Health Policy and Management News

HPM student offers efficient, humane care to Medicare patients with chronic illness

May 01, 2013   Dr. Ken Coburn. Photo by Amanda Voisard, for The Washington Post The innovative health care provided by Ken Coburn, MD, MPH, caught the attention of The Washington Post recently.   Coburn, a student in the executive doctoral program in health leadership offered by the Gillings School of Global Health’s Department of… Read more »

Gillings students reach out and teach at UNC’s third annual Science Expo

April 26, 2013   About 10,000 people from across North Carolina attended the 2013 Science Expo, held April 13 on the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The annual event is part of the N.C. Science Festival, a multi-day celebration hosted by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which showcases the… Read more »

UNC team takes first prize at global health case competition

April 19, 2013 An interdisciplinary team of graduate students, some of whom attend Gillings School of Global Public Health, won first prize at the Triangle Global Health Case Competition, held April 13.   Gillings students PhuongGiang Nguyen (health policy and management) and Mariamu Mases-Amadi and Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan (maternal and child health) were members of the… Read more »

Thirteen public health students receive Graduate School’s Impact Award

April 11, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health students won nearly a third of the 2013 Impact Awards presented at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, held April 10 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.   The awards won by Gillings students – 13 of them – were for… Read more »

Public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 02, 2013 Seven public health undergraduates at Gillings School of Global Public Health were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.The inducted students are Savan Kothadia, Thomas C. Lowrey and Madhulika Vulimiri, in health policy and management; Kevin K. Chu and Samantha Tulenko, in environmental… Read more »

Sandra Greene appointed interim chair of health policy and management

March 28, 2013   Dr. Sandra Greene Professor of the Practice Sandra Greene, DrPH, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Greene brings extensive leadership and management experience to the interim chair position. She served as an… Read more »

HPM undergrad McGirt wins university’s award for the advancement of women

March 26, 2013 Camille McGirt Camille McGirt, senior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the 2013 University Award for the Advancement of Women. She accepted the award at a reception on March 22.   Presented on behalf of the offices of the chancellor and the executive vice chancellor… Read more »

Kranz awarded for outstanding achievement in dental public health

March 26, 2013   Ashley Kranz Ashley Kranz, health policy and management doctoral student at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the first-place Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health. Kranz will receive a cash award of $500 and travel costs to attend the National Oral Health Conference… Read more »

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 »