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Health Policy and Management News

Students offer new approach to delivering dental care at entrepreneurial competition

May 02, 2007 They faced a challenge that would have tested the nerves of many promising student-entrepreneurs — present a 41-page business proposal to a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and foundation executives. Then add a timer set at seven minutes and the knowledge that other teams are also competing for prize money. A… Read more »

School of Public Health students honored at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony

May 02, 2007 Forty-nine students from the School of Public Health were among those honored at the 9th annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus. The event, sponsored by the Graduate School, was a celebration of the contributions made by graduate students… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to offer graduate program in disaster management

As lessons from Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health is helping prepare officials to better manage the next disasters more effectively. The school recently established a graduate program in disaster management and expects to begin admitting students for classes in December. The majority of… Read more »

Number of uninsured in North Carolina on the rise

April 23, 2007 The percentage of North Carolinians under the age of 65 who lacked health insurance for a year has risen from 15.3 percent in 2000 to 17.2 percent in 2005. The proportion of uninsured residents ranged from a low of 13.4 percent in Wake County to a high of 27.5 percent in Tyrrell… Read more »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Students take first place in international health care case competition

March 08, 2007 A team of graduate students from the School’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took first place recently in an international health care case competition held at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe, AZ, on Saturday, Feb. 24. Photograph of HPPA students UNC team members Brooke Anderson (captain),… Read more »

Bender shares global service-learning goals with University Gazette

February 12, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Deborah Bender and Jenny Huq Dr. Deborah Bender, professor of health policy and administration, and APPLES Director Jenny Huq recently talked with the University Gazette to share information about the Global Service-Learning program they started in Mexico in 2003 and its recent expansion. Bender is the Global Service-Learning Faculty… Read more »

Researchers study impact of laws requiring minimum nurse staffing

January 17, 2007 The UNC School of Nursing will lead a team investigating the impact of California’s minimum nurse staffing law on nurse-to-patient ratios, hospital financial performance, quality of care and nurse wages. The $1.2 million study is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to Dr. Barbara Mark, Sarah… Read more »

Shattering the “status quo”

December 13, 2006 Researchers work with communities to overturn disparities and improve health. Perished hogs in Hurricane Floyd It all started when a group of North Carolina residents felt compelled to raise a stink. In the early 1990s, large, industrial hog farms were locating and expanding in rural eastern North Carolina — particularly near communities… Read more »

Dual role for homeland security leader

  December 13, 2006 Disaster Management Professor is also Chief of Staff in Washington D.C. Dr. J. Bennet Waters Calling it quite simply the best opportunity of his career, Dr. J. Bennet Waters couldn’t resist the chance to help start one of the most important offices within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — the… Read more »