Health Policy and Management News

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards New Grants for Public Health Services and Systems Research

Paul Erwin, DrPH student with Health Policy and Management has been awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant to study how changes in state-level health systems have affected health outcomes in states over the past 15 years. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH student with Health Policy and Management, will be working as Co-Principal Investigator with Mary… Read more »

Havala Hobbs Named Director of DrPH Program

  Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, has been named the new director of the Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Hobbs had been associate director for the program since 2004. She is also a clinical associate professor in the department and her teaching interests include health law and ethics, policy development, nutrition and health leadership. Hobbs… Read more »

Pink, Holmes awarded federal grants to conduct research on rural health

  September 12, 2012   The U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has awarded two multi-year grants, totaling $4 million, to two faculty members who will conduct research and data analysis to inform federal policy about rural health. Dr. Mark Holmes Dr. George Pink Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor, and George Pink, PhD, Humana… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than do their healthy-weight peers

September 10, 2012 A new study by UNC pediatrics researchers finds a surprising difference in the eating habits of overweight children between ages 9 and 17 years compared to those younger than 9.Younger children who are overweight or obese consume more calories per day than do their healthy- weight peers. Among older overweight children, however,… Read more »

Preventive oral health program improves quality of life and often is cost-saving, study finds

August 28, 2012   A program that invests in preventive oral health care for young children at risk of dental disease not only improves overall oral health of the general public and likely improves quality of life for families but has a good chance of paying for itself in reduced hospitalizations and future dental costs,… Read more »

HPM doctoral student authors article in American Journal of Public Health

Amy Wolkin, MSPH, doctoral student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership and lead for the Epidemiology and Response Team for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta authored an article in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health.   The article,… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

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 »