Health Policy and Management News

Schoenfeld wins APHL Presidential Award for public health leadership and service

June 27, 2013   Dr. Schoenfeld Ernest Schoenfeld, DrPH, lecturer in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program and longtime leader at the School, has won the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ Presidential Award.   Schoenfeld is senior adviser to William L. Roper, MD, MPH, dean of the UNC School of… Read more »

UNC offers global opportunities for Gillings School students

June 25, 2013   Thirteen students from Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded financial support to work and study abroad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced.   UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives presented eight of the awards, which were funded through private gifts to the UNC Global Education… Read more »

NEJM Perspective: Politics are still entrenched in health care policy, Oberlander says

June 05, 2013 Dr. Oberlander The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an entity empowered by The Affordable Care Act to recommend changes to Medicare if projected spending is not adequately moderated, seems to be “stuck in purgatory,” according to Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, in a May 29 “Perspective” in The New England Journal of Medicine.  … Read more »

Pink named outstanding researcher by National Rural Health Association

May 22, 2013 The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has honored George Pink, PhD, with its Outstanding Researcher Award, presented May 9 during the NRHA’s 36th annual Rural Health Conference in Louisville, Ky.   Dr. George Pink Pink, Humana Distinguished Professor of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Foster, former Gillings School faculty member, dies May 14

May 21, 2013 Dr. E.M. Foster Edward Michael Foster, PhD, professor of health care organization and policy at University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Public Health, died on May 14. From 2005 to 2011, Foster was professor of maternal and child health and of health policy and management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Monaco, Weinberger presented with School’s highest honors for teaching, mentoring

May 20, 2013 Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco Jane Monaco, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of biostatistics, and Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, have received the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s highest awards for teaching and mentoring. The… Read more »

Three HPM students accepted into UNC’s student honorary societies

May 02, 2013 Camille McGirt and Madhulika Vulimiri were inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece. Rachel Holtzman was inducted into the Order of the Grail-Valkyries   McGirt was inducted for her innovation in health education among young women both locally and statewide. She is co-founder of Healthy Girls Save the World, a nonprofit… Read more »

HPM celebrates achievements at annual awards ceremony

May 02, 2013 Twenty-two students and alumni were honored on April 26 at the Department of Health Policy and Management’s annual award ceremony.Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) awards were handed out first. Melanie Studer, MHA, clinical instructor and director of the BSPH program, presented Kelly McFarlane with the AUPHA/McGaw Undergraduate Scholarship award, funded… Read more »

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 »