Health Policy and Management News

Service begets service: the beginning of legacy volunteers

May 08, 2009 John E. Paul, PhD Clinical associate professor, health policy and management Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 1969-1971 The only thing John Paul might like as much as talking about his experience in the Peace Corps is talking about his son’s experience in the Peace Corps. How does such a family tradition evolve? “My… Read more »

Health inequities hurt, whether in the U.S. or abroad

May 08, 2009 Liz Futrell Master’s student, health policy and management Peace Corps volunteer, Morocco, 2002-2003 Liz Futrell is an old hand at volunteering. During college at DePaul University in Chicago, she offered her services to projects in Baltimore, in Mexico, and on an Apache Indian reservation. Later, she worked in New Orleans after Katrina…. Read more »

Moon receives Alumni Leadership Award

Mona M. Moon, MSPH, received the Health Policy & Management Alumni Leadership Award at the departmental awards ceremony on Thursday, April 23.  The award is given each year to a renowned HPM graduate with substantial contributions in leadership.  Moon also was inducted into the UNC Theta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society. Delta Omega… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

Farel and King selected for School’s Greenberg and Barr awards

March 30, 2009 Anita M. Farel, DrPH, and Rebecca S. King, DDS, MPH, have received two of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni. Farel, recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for Excellence in teaching, research and service, and King, selected for the Barr Distinguished Alumni Award… Read more »

HPM faculty, PhD student awarded Best Article honor

HPM faculty members Bryan Weiner and Daniel Lee and PhD candidate Halle Amick have had their article “Conceptualization and Measurement of Organizational Readiness for Change: A Review of the Literature in Health Services Research and Other Fields” selected as the best Medical Care Research and Review article of 2008. The authors will be receiving certificates… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »

In tough times, start from scratch: UNC public health webcast

March 09, 2009 Due to the economic crisis, local public health programs are facing significant declines in revenue at the same time that demands for their services are increasing. Public Health Survival: Leadership in a Falling Market In response, the story of the innovative approach taken by the Tulsa City-County Health Department in Oklahoma is… Read more »

National report on health reform guided by UNC alumna and professor

March 05, 2009 Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 5. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins first place in case competition

March 03, 2009 (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management… Read more »