Health Policy and Management News

Hart, new Burch Fellow, to partner with traditional healers in Tarapoto, Peru

April 22, 2016 For Sarah Hart, it was a confluence of luck and good planning that resulted in her pending trip to Peru. Last December, she saw a posting about an internship working with traditional medicine and community health in the Amazon. For Hart, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in heath policy and management… Read more »

Distributing self-test kits to women can promote HIV testing among men in Kenya, study finds

April 18, 2016 Self-testing is emerging as a promising approach to increasing HIV testing rates among men in sub-Saharan Africa. In a new study led by Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, researchers analyzed whether providing multiple self-testing kits to women who are at high risk of HIV acquisition… Read more »

Two from Gillings School elected as delegates to UNC Employee Forum

April 15, 2016 Two staff members from the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been elected to the UNC Employee Forum. As staff delegates, Bryan Andregg and Natiaya Neal will work to improve the quality of life for staff, students and faculty at the University. The Employee Forum website describes the group’s mission, which… Read more »

Older black women insured by Medicare receive targeted breast cancer treatment at low rate

April 13, 2016 The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive –dramatically has improved survival rates for women with the disease. However, a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use of a targeted… Read more »

Dean Rimer on Vice President Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Blue Ribbon Panel

April 4, 2016 Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named a member of a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders and patient advocates that will inform the scientific direction and goals at the National Cancer Institute… Read more »

Shafer studies smoking, from smoke-free air laws to anti-smoking media campaigns

March 24, 2016 Paul Shafer, MA, studies media campaigns and policies related to tobacco use. Recently, he has co-authored articles on both a statewide smoke-free air law and a national media campaign that encourages smokers to quit. In the first paper, Shafer, a doctoral student of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School… Read more »

Seven from Gillings School receive Impact Awards; fellowships presented to other public health scholars

March 23, 2016 Students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health earned seven of the 17 Impact Awards presented by the Graduate School in 2016. The awards, made possible by the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize graduate students for outstanding contributions to the state of North Carolina. The seven public health Impact Award… Read more »

GillingsX highlights innovation at school of public health

March 10, 2016 On Wednesday, March 9, five speakers at the annual GillingsX event shared how they apply innovative approaches to the field of public health, both locally and globally. The GillingsX talks, which are similar in format to TED Talks, offer pithy, engaging takes on complex subjects. This year, students and faculty of the… Read more »

Health policy and management students bring home case competition win

March 3, 2016 In the latest news from a long tradition of award-winning case management teams at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, three students from the Department of Health Policy and Management just excelled again. On Feb. 25, the UNC team presented in the final round of the 10th annual Health Administration… Read more »

Gillings students receive community engagement fellowship to develop breastfeeding curriculum

March 3, 2016 Stacey Klaman and Kea Turner are going to create a breastfeeding curriculum specifically for women with substance use disorders. The two UNC scholars have received a 2016 Community Engagement Fellowship Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The $2,000 award will fund their efforts to develop educational health materials for pregnant… Read more »