Health Policy and Management News
HPM authors win ‘Article of the Year’ award
May 1, 2017
Brystana Kaufman, MSPH, health policy and management student, is first author of an article selected as The Journal of Rural Health’s inaugural Article of the Year for 2016. “The Rising Rate of Rural Hospital Closures,” published in the journal’s winter 2016 print issue, was co-authored by researchers at UNC’s Sheps Center, including Drs. Mark Holmes and George Pink, of the Gillings School.
Doctoral student co-authors two studies on the difficulties of quitting smoking
April 26, 2017
Paul Shafer, health policy and management doctoral student, co-authored two articles that examine aspects of the behaviors of smokers who are trying to quit or who are exposed to antismoking advertising. The articles appear in Preventing Chronic Disease and the Journal of Health Communication.
Wheeler visits executive mansion to mark NC’s inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month
April 12, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler (second from left) was among those invited to speak at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., during an April 3 event that focused attention upon metastatic breast cancer as the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. Gov. Roy Cooper declared April Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Oberlander’s ‘Perspective’ considers reasons for failure of Obamacare repeal
April 6, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, in a New England Journal of Medicine ‘Perspective’ article, discusses why the initial effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was such a monumental failure.
NEJM ‘Perspective’ describes efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act
March 30, 2017
In a New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Jon Oberlander discusses whether the current administration and Congress can dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
March 29, 2017
Nine Gillings School students were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.
Eight faculty members selected as 2017 ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ awardees
March 24, 2017
Eight faculty members were selected by their students to receive the 2017 “Celebrate Teaching!” Award. The annual award honors those “who have inspired students; enhanced student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and supported students’ academic success and professional development.”
Veterans’ care for PTSD not hindered by co-occurring substance use disorders
March 20, 2017
A study led by Dr. Alyssa Mansfield (Damon) found that veterans with more than one substance use disorder were not hindered from receiving outpatient specialty post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment or sufficient psychotherapy. Findings were published online March 1 in the journal Psychiatric Services.
Wheeler honored with ASPPH early-career research award
March 8, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, associate professor of health policy and management, has received the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Early Career Public Health Research Award, presented to early-career professionals for excellence in teaching, research and mentorship.
Cilenti named interim health director for Orange County
March 2, 2017
Dr. Dorothy Cilenti has been named interim director of the Orange County health department, effective March 1. A clinical associate professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School, Cilenti also directs the National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center.