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Health Policy and Management News

UNC Professor earns honorary British title for national health reform work

May 21, 2007   Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman , a health policy research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been awarded the title of Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sir David Manning,… Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Executive Master’s Program named top in U.S. for physician executives

May 14, 2007 For the second year in a row, the Executive Master’s Program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named the top program for physician executives by Modern Healthcare magazine. The magazine ranked programs that award MBA’s or similar degrees in courses that focus on physicians on five key factors:… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

School of Public Health student wins Kaiser-sponsored essay contest

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Brad Wright Brad Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has received an award from the Kaiser Family Foundation for his essay, “AmeriChoice: The Right Choice for Health Care Reform.” KaiserEDU.org, the Foundation’s website for students and faculty interested in health policy, recently invited students to… Read more »

UNC faculty conduct academic continuity test to prepare for disaster

May 08, 2007 Could faculty at a major research university still hold classes electronically after a natural or man-made disaster? Faculty members in the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health asked themselves that question after considering the devastating effects Hurricane Katrina had… Read more »

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 »