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Health Policy and Management News

HPM student awarded Class of 1938 travel fellowship

May 14, 2014 April Peterson, rising senior in health policy and management in the Gillings School’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health program, was one of seven undergraduates awarded the UNC Class of 1938 travel fellowship for research abroad this summer. Every year since 1975, an endowment created by UNC’s Class of 1938 has funded… Read more »

Groundbreaking state dental program significantly increases preventive services, reduces cavities among children in need

May 9, 2014 In 2000, the State of North Carolina launched “Into the Mouths of Babes,” a program designed to promote dentists and physicians using an interdisciplinary approach to reducing cavities in young, low-income children. The program has led to a significant increase in the number of children under four years old receiving preventive dental… Read more »

Public health undergrads recognized as Buckley Public Service Scholars

May 8, 2014 Two hundred and fifty-one members of the class of 2014 will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 9 at a ceremony in Memorial Hall, highlighting their years of service while at Carolina. All graduates will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement to represent their… Read more »

HPM student publication explores use of incentives in mass drug administration campaign

May 8, 2014 Philip Downs, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School and research scientist at RTI International, in Washington, D.C., is lead author of an article published April 29 in the journal, Trends in Parasitology.  The article describes the use of incentives given to volunteer distributors of drugs to prevent… Read more »

Umble honored with Chancellor’s Award for teaching

April 23, 2014 Karl Umble, PhD, clinical assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored April 22 with a Chancellor’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. A student selection committee chose the award recipients. The Chancellor’s Award for teaching recognizes teaching excellence,… Read more »

UNC team brings home Cleveland Clinic case competition prize

April 22, 2014 A team of three health policy and management students from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health took home first prize April 18 at the inaugural Cleveland Clinic (Ohio) Case Competition. Daniel Douthit, Alison Cary-Coleman and Sally Bogus, joint Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration candidates, were members of… Read more »

Four public health students win Graduate School’s Impact Award for research that benefits North Carolina

Graduate School also honors other public health awardees April 22, 2014 Four of the 20 students recognized by UNC’s Graduate School for research that has impact upon the people of North Carolina are students at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. A fifth student, an advisee of epidemiology professor Ralph Baric, PhD, is affiliated… Read more »

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 »