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Health Policy and Management News

New president of Korean university has ties to School of Public Health

  April 04, 2008   Photograph, Dr. Hanjoong Kim Dr. Hanjoong Kim recently has been appointed president of Seoul, South Korea’s Yonsei University. Kim, a student in the UNC School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program in health policy and administration from 1985 to 1988, is one of several distinguished South Korean public… Read more »

American College of Surgeons establishes new Health Policy Institute at UNC

March 13, 2008   The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a new Health Policy Institute, which will be based initially at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photograph, Dr. Tom Ricketts Dr. George F. Sheldon, Zack D. Owens distinguished professor of surgery in UNC’s School of Medicine and a former president… Read more »

New UNC DrPH Health Leadership Consortium

Building Global Health Leadership Capacity: The new UNC DrPH Health Leadership Consortium UNC’s Doctoral Program in Health Leadership – the world’s first distance DrPH program – prepares mid-career professionals for senior-level positions in organizations working domestically and internationally to improve the public’s health. The three-year, cohort-based distance program confers a DrPH in Health Administration. With… Read more »

Students take second place in national health care case competition

February 26, 2008 Photo, (L-R) Borrelli, Geiger and Harmon, with presenter, Dr. Ray Watts Three graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took second place recently in a national health care case study competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UNC team included master’s… Read more »

Doctors should watch for depression in arthritis patients

  February 20, 2008 Photo, Dr. Brenda DeVellis Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely to experience depression but are unlikely to talk to a doctor about it, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Public Health faculty members Brenda M. De Vellis, PhD, Robert F. De… Read more »

Oberlander to present Foard Lecture April 14

January 15, 2008   Photo, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health and of social medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, will present the 2008 Foard Lecture on Monday, April 14, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

HPAA To Advance Cancer Care Quality With New Training Program

CHAPEL HILL, NC — The Department of Health Policy and Administration is seeking top pre- and post-doctoral researchers in anticipation of launching a new cancer care quality training program. The training program, which is expected to receive funding in early 2008, offers researchers a specialized curriculum, training experiences with multidisciplinary teams that focus on cancer… Read more »