Posts Categorized: Health Policy and Management News

Alumna to lead county health department in Wyoming

April 17, 2014 Kelly Weidenbach, DrPH, is the new executive director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department in Casper, Wyo. A 2013 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Weidenbach returned to her native state to “give back” to her community. She oversees the health department’s budgets and its several programs, from family… Read more »

Weber, Aelion to be honored at Foard Lecture

April 8, 2014 Prestigious awards established at the Gillings School to honor outstanding alumni and faculty members will be presented on April 10 to C. Marjorie Aelion, PhD, and David Weber, MD. The presentation will precede the 46th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture, delivered this year by drinking water expert and advocate Gregory… Read more »

Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.

April 7, 2014 A new University of North Carolina finds little to cheer about in the fight against childhood obesity, despite a recent report to the contrary. The study, published online April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, found that all classes of obesity in U.S. children have increased over the last 14 years. Perhaps most troubling,… Read more »

Gentry honored with Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

April 2, 2014 Bill Gentry, MPA, director of certificate programs in health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service at UNC’s annual Public Service Awards celebration on April 2. The award, presented by the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS), recognizes a UNC… Read more »

Gentry honored with Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

April 2, 2014 Bill Gentry, MPA, director of certificate programs in health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service at UNC’s annual Public Service Awards celebration on April 2. The award, presented by the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS), recognizes a UNC… Read more »

Many parents’ infant-feeding, TV and activity practices increase obesity risk

March 17, 2014 Most parents included in a new study reported some infant feeding and activity behaviors that are believed to increase a child’s risk for obesity later in life. Asheley C. Skinner, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-author of… Read more »

HPM student receives Fogarty global health fellowship

March 12, 2014 Kei Alegria-Flores, MPH, doctoral student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, has been selected as a Fogarty global health fellow for 2014-2015. Alegria-Flores’ 11-month appointment is based in Lima, Peru, where she will collaborate with experts from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Herdia, Johns Hopkins… Read more »

Gillings appointed by UK’s prime minister to accelerate diagnosis, treatment, cure for dementia

March 10, 2014 Dennis Gillings, PhD, has been appointed by United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to serve as World Dementia Envoy. In that role, Gillings will establish and lead a World Dementia Council to raise funds for research toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Gillings, founder and executive chair of Quintiles,… Read more »

Gifts from alumni Stangl and Raymond inspire three scholarships for international students

March 5, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced the awarding of three new scholarships to current international students Nnaemeka (Emeka) Modebe, Nigerian master’s student in health policy and management; Charles Muiruri, Kenyan doctoral student in health policy and management; and Melchior Kashamuka (Kash) Mwandagalirwa, Congolese doctoral student in epidemiology. An initial… Read more »

HPM team takes first prize at UAB case competition

March 4, 2014 A team of three University of North Carolina health policy and management students has won first place in the annual University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Administration Case Competition. Jennifer Moore, Christopher Coughlin and Callan Blough, second-year Master of Healthcare Administration students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, received… Read more »