Health Policy and Management News

Health-E-NC project receives University Cancer Research Fund support to improve cancer survivorship

  August 09, 2012   Researchers from UNC’s schools of public health, medicine and nursing received more than $200,000 in funding from the University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) for two related projects that aim to improve both cancer survivorship and communications between primary care providers and oncologists.The researchers are affiliated with Health-E-NC, a statewide effort… Read more »

Wiesman delivers presidential remarks at NACCHO Annual Conference

John Wiesman, DrPH student in Health Policy and Management, is the new president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He delivered his first presidential remarks at the 2012 annual NACCHP meeting in Los Angeles, CA in July. The conference theme was “Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the… Read more »

HIV treatment produces economic returns through increased work and education

July 11, 2012   Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy HIV-infected adults who receive antiretroviral therapy often begin or resume productive work, and children living in households with infected adults who are on treatment are more likely to attend school than those in households with untreated adults, according to a review article published July 10 in the journal… Read more »

School welcomes new faculty members, announces promotions

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

Department earns top ranking from Modern Healthcare

July 05, 2012 Modern Healthcare reported the 2012 rankings of top business graduate schools for physician executives in its June 18 issue. UNC’s Department of Health Policy and Management jumped to the number one position, sharing the top spot with Trinity University.   Programs are ranked on five factors – length of program; cost of… Read more »

HPM student selected as Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar

July 02, 2012   Jessica Broadus Jessica Broadus, rising senior in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected this spring as a 2012 Barbara Jordan Health Scholar. The Barbara Jordan Scholars Program provides opportunities for recent graduates and college seniors to work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C.,… Read more »

Undergraduate develops program to teach young girls about healthy lifestyles

June 28, 2012 Camille McGirt was featured recently on the Carolina Center for Public Service website. The profile is reprinted below. McGirt, a rising senior, is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health in health policy and management in May 2013.   Camille McGirt For Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellow Camille… Read more »

HPM student named winner of APHA award

June 26, 2012 Ashley Kranz Ashley Kranz, health policy and management doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by the American Public Health Association’s oral health section as winner of the 2012 Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Post-Professional Student Award.   The award recognizes an outstanding community-based… Read more »

School mourns loss of HPM faculty member John Vernon

  June 22, 2012 Dr. John Vernon John Andrew Vernon, PhD, 43, died on June 19. Dr. Vernon had been assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2008. He leaves behind his wife Jucineia Gomes, two sons and a stepdaughter. A Durham, N.C., native, Dr. Vernon… Read more »

HPM student receives Royster Society fellowship

June 13, 2012 Kimberley Geissler Kimberley Geissler, doctoral student in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected for a Royster Society of Fellows’ 2012-2013 dissertation completion fellowship. Geissler’s dissertation examines the effect of violence on health care access and utilization in Mexico towns and cities near the… Read more »