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Physician trust, early screening reduces disparities for prostate cancer

July 31, 2009 Men who have a regular, ongoing relationship with a health care provider are more likely to receive prostate cancer screening and less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, regardless of their race, according to a University of North Carolina study published in the current issue of the journal Cancer. Dr…. Read more »

Shelp heads new Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

July 23, 2009 Dr. Frank Shelp Frank E. Shelp, MD, MPH, has been named Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Georgia’s Gov. Sonny Perdue. Shelp is a 2006 alumnus of the UNC Department of Health Policy and Administration, now the Department of Health Policy and Management at the… Read more »

UNC study: Nursing home interventions improve quality of care, reduce staff turnover

July 23, 2009 A study recently released by the UNC Institute on Aging has identified three workplace interventions that are improving quality of care and reducing staff turnover in North Carolina’s nursing homes. Thomas R. Konrad, PhD, research professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a… Read more »

Homeland Security Medical Officer Warns HPAA Grads to Prepare for Disease-Like Terrorist Attack

The U.S. government must deal with disease outbreaks just like a terrorist attack, the newly appointed chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security told graduates of the Health Policy and Administration certificate programs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. Dr. Jeffrey Runge said the United States… Read more »

Sonia selected to present at APHA poster session

June 22, 2009 Michelle Sonia Michelle Sonia, 2009 graduate of the Master of Science in Public Health program in health policy and management, will present her research on early detection of breast cancer at the 137th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is one of 19 students from… Read more »

HPM students’ research contributes to legislation about fluoridated water in Mississippi

June 16, 2009 Shown are team members (l-r) Kim Hammersmith, Lauren Brown and Ashley Kranz. Not pictured: Presha Patel and Bhav Shukla. A team of graduate students in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management has helped convince the Mississippi state legislature to require communities in the state… Read more »

Lebanon cedar tree joins magnolia as symbols of School’s past and future

June 08, 2009 On April 7, 1963, as part of a building dedication ceremony, Dr. John Wright, professor and former chair of the School’s Department of Health Administration (now health policy and management), planted a Southern magnolia near the entrance of the new public health building to honor the School’s first dean, Milton J. Rosenau,… Read more »

Lambrew, School alumna, selected to direct national Office of Health Reform

May 15, 2009 Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Jeanne Lambrew, PhD, will direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ newly established Office of Health Reform, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced May 11. Lambrew had been appointed deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform in December 2008. She will… Read more »

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 »