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Health Policy and Management News

Camille McGirt

December 27, 2011 Share   Undergraduate Health Policy and Management   Camille McGirt Camille McGirt spent the 2010-2011 academic year as an intern in Washington, D.C. “I met so many inspiring people [at the White House and on Capitol Hill],” she says. “I participated in several service projects and even helped with the First Lady’s… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson delivers talk at national workshop for minority and emerging scientists

December 08, 2011 Share   Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was invited by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to deliver the keynote address at the Technical Assistance Workshop for Minority and Emerging Scientists and Students Seeking Careers in Aging… Read more »

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

December 05, 2011 Share   A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. Dr. Eliana Perrin Although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is… Read more »

Four public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

  December 05, 2011 Share   Kathryn (Kara) Singsank Four students enrolled in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They are Kori Leigh Brady and Zachary Ryan McCaw (biostatistics majors), Meaghan Casey O’Neal (health policy and management major),… Read more »

HPM student receives inaugural White-Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research

  November 16, 2011 Share   Sarah Rutstein Sarah Rutstein, doctoral candidate in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and medical student at UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship in Health Care Research. The award… Read more »

Devlin receives North Carolina Nurses Association award

November 16, 2011 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah McCall Devlin, MPH, DDS, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Frances Newsom Miller Award from the North Carolina Nurses Association board of directors. This award is presented to those who promote public… Read more »

Understanding terminology first step toward improving health care, Harris tells Azerbaijan officials

November 04, 2011 Share   Terms such as “medical malpractice” mean different things in different countries around the world, but understanding quality of medical care is the first step toward reform and improvement, a UNC health policy and management professor told members of Azerbaijan’s parliament and representatives of government ministries. Clinical associate professor Dean Harris… Read more »

HPM doctoral student selected to serve on American Journal of Public Health’s editorial board

November 04, 2011 Share   Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, doctoral candidate in health policy and management (HPM) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected to serve as the student member on the American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) editorial board. Kavalieratos’ yearlong term officially began on Nov. 2 after the… Read more »

Afghan minister visits to discuss global health issues

October 12, 2011 Share   Dr. Faiz Kakar, sixth from left, visits with student and faculty members involved in global health issues. Faizullah Kakar, PhD, Afghanistan’s Minister for Advising the President on Health Affairs, met Oct. 11 at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with global health leaders from the UNC schools of public… Read more »

Conille, HPM alumnus, confirmed as Haiti’s prime minister

October 07, 2011 A 1999 alumnus of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was named Haiti’s prime minister on Oct. 4. Dr. Garry Conille, in his 1998 yearbook photo Garry Conille, MD, MPH, senior U.N. development specialist and former aide to President Bill Clinton, was confirmed by Haiti’s senate, hopefully bringing to a close… Read more »