Health Policy and Management News

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Advocating healthier school lunches: Ammerman and Hobbs featured in The Gazette

February 08, 2012 Share   This article by Gary Moss originally appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The University Gazette. It is reprinted here with permission.   David Cavallo, left, and Alice Ammerman, second from left, meet at Chapel Hill High School with chef-trainer Ryan McGuire and kitchen manager Geneva Long to discuss the… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Social Entrepreneur Fellow develops educational program for young girls in Uganda

January 24, 2012 Share   The Carolina Center for Public Service website features health policy and management undergraduate Jen Serdetchnaia. Her story is reprinted here with permission. UNC undergraduate Jen Serdetchnaia, left, and Immaculate Okurut, a senior financal officer for the Mircofinance Support Centre, co-founded Empower U to educate and empower women in Uguanda. Studying… Read more »

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »

New study examines behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations

January 05, 2012 Share   A new study at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine behavioral factors that may influence whether people pursue colorectal cancer screening and strategies that might increase screening rates in disadvantaged communities. Dr. Stephanie Wheeler Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health policy and management in… Read more »

Devlin elected to Action for Children North Carolina board

January 04, 2012 Share   Dr. Leah Devlin Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, Gillings Visiting Professor of health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Action for Children North Carolina board of directors. Action for Children North Carolina is a leading statewide,… Read more »

Top 10 in 2011: The year’s most-read news stories

January 01, 2012 Share   When the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD, was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science, the year 2011 ended on an ecstatic scientific and public health note. After all, the research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced… Read more »

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 »