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Health Policy and Management News

Health Policy and Management To Advance Cancer Care Quality With New Training Program

CHAPEL HILL, NC– The Department of Health Policy and Management is seeking top pre- and post-doctoral researchers for a new cancer care quality training program. The training program, offers researchers a specialized curriculum, training experiences with multidisciplinary teams that focus on cancer care quality, and career development opportunities, including a mentored research experience. Four (two… Read more »

UNC scientists to help set national research agenda for cancer care

November 12, 2008 Dr. William Carpenter The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as one of two cancer research sites by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help set the cancer care national research agenda and carry out accelerated practical studies examining the comparative effectiveness of cancer… Read more »

Mayer, former health policy faculty member, praised in national press

November 07, 2008 Michelle Mayer and husband Bill Steinbach Dr. Michelle Mayer was 39 years old when she died Oct. 11. She had many things to live for – a promising career, a devoted husband, two children aged 7 and 9. Until last year, Mayer had been a research assistant professor in the University of… Read more »

School presentations scheduled at APHA annual meeting

October 22, 2008 The research of about 75 faculty and staff members and students from the UNC schools of public health and medicine will be on display at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Oct. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. More than 12,000 participants are expected to attend this… Read more »

Rimer elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

October 13, 2008   Dr. Barbara K. Rimer Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. Sixty-five new members and five foreign associates were chosen, bringing the IOM’s total… Read more »

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health names two Gillings Visiting Professors

October 02, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has named James Merchant, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Thomas C. Ricketts, Ph.D., as Gillings Visiting Professors. James Merchant, MD, DrPH Merchant was dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health at until July 2008 and is a… Read more »

Simms Named Director of Professional Development and Alumni Relations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is proud to name Jeffrey A. Simms as the director of professional development and alumni relations in the department of health policy and management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Jeffrey Simms As director of professional development and alumni relations, Simms will work with students… Read more »

Bender receives Fulbright Scholar Award

  Deborah Bender, PhD Deborah Bender, PhD , research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Dr…. Read more »

Survival instincts propel ‘difficult patient’ to insist on quality care

September 10, 2008 Michelle Mayer, PhD Michelle Mayer had to become a “difficult patient” before she could get her physicians to accurately diagnose the disease that was destroying her health. And once the diagnosis was made, she had to continue to be what many physicians describe as “difficult” before she could get the best treatment… Read more »

Oberlander explores McCain, Obama health care plans in NEJM perspective

August 25, 2008   Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management and social medicine at the University of North Carolina, explores the differences in the health care reform plans of Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama in a perspective published in the Aug. 21, 2008 issue of the New England Journal… Read more »