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Health Policy and Management News

School’s scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

October 27, 2010 Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina, but it doesn’t affect all citizens equally. North Carolina rates of prostate and colon cancer in African-Americans are 47 percent and 15 percent higher, respectively, than in Caucasians, and breast cancer deaths among African-American women are 20 percent higher than for Caucasians…. Read more »

Weinberger and Weiner receive UNC Sheps Center’s Distinguished Investigator Awards

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryan Weiner Dr. Morris Weinberger Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management, and Professor Bryan Weiner, PhD, both in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, have received Distinguished Investigator Awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Reeve becomes president of International Society for Quality of Life Research

October 21, 2010 Dr. Bryce Reeve Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been elected president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research for a two-year term beginning in 2011. The Society’s mission is to advance the scientific study of… Read more »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn… Read more »

Ricketts selected as member of national Health Care Workforce Commission

October 06, 2010 Dr. Tom Ricketts Thomas Ricketts, PhD, professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 national experts appointed to the new National Health Care Workforce Commission. The Commission is an independent body that advises Congress and the administration on health workforce policy.  … Read more »

Greczyn named Gillings Visiting Professor

October 01, 2010 Bob Greczyn Jr. Robert J. Greczyn Jr., retired chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), has been named a Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, effective Oct. 1.   In his new role as visiting professor of… Read more »

Hobbs receives local radio station’s Village Pride Award

August 26, 2010 Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, clinical associate professor of health policy and management and of nutrition and director of the doctoral program in health leadership at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received The Village Pride Award from Chapel Hill radio station WCHL 1360. The award, established… Read more »

Three public health students win Fulbright awards

  August 18, 2010 Three May 2010 graduates of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received Fulbright public health scholarships, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced. They are Jacqueline S. Knee, MSPH, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates Melissa Asmar and Erin… Read more »

Public health senior pushes pedals instead of paper

August 06, 2010 Charles LePrevost Charles LePrevost knew his summer internship at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) would be different than most of his classmates’ internships, but he could not have predicted how adventurous nutrition and physical activity research could be. LePrevost, who often goes by “Lepo,” is biking across… Read more »

Students share research, experiences as IntraHealth-UNC Global Health Fellowship ends

August 04, 2010 Five graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recipients of summer fellowships to work with the nongovernmental organization IntraHealth International, participated in a recent poster exhibition and discussion that featured their research.   Fellows include master’s students Laura Houenou and Natalie Gill (health policy and management), Kristen Brugh (maternal… Read more »