Health Policy and Management News

Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina, March 1 – 9, 2009

Taking a look back at 2008, North Carolina was struck by some of the most violent storms experienced in the last 10 years. North Carolina ranked fourthin the nation last year in the overall amount of severe weather experienced, falling behind Texas, Kansas and Missouri. A number of deadly tornadic supercell thunderstorms struck the state,… Read more »

Alumni Leadership Award Winner Named by Health Policy and Administration

J. Luckey Welsh, CEO of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina, was named the 2007 recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award by the School’s Department of Health Policy and Administration during its annual awards ceremony. The alumni award is given annually to an individual who has had a distinguished career in health policy… Read more »

Holzworth named Executive in Residence at Gillings School of Global Public Health

February 24, 2009 Don Holzworth Don Holzworth, chairman, Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this role at the School, Holzworth will advise groups and individuals, including faculty and students, on matters such as strategic planning… Read more »

Department Names 2006 Award Winners

(Chapel Hill, NC) — The Department of Health Policy and Administration announced the winners of its annual departmental awards recently in a ceremony at the Carolina Inn. The awards are given annually to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the department in the past academic year. In addition to the awards described… Read more »

Davis and Erwin receive Robert Wood Johnson grants to work with local health agencies

February 16, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a graduate student in health policy and administration have received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with local North Carolina health agencies.  Dr. Mary Davis Mary V. Davis, DrPH, director of evaluation services at… Read more »

HPM Alumna receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform

HPM Alumna receives White House appointment in the Office of Health Reform   Jeanne M. Lambrew, PhD has been appointed by President-elect Barack Obama to be deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform. In that position, she will work with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle. Dr. Jeanne Lambrew Lambrew, who… Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure… Read more »

Public health students work to enroll more needy residents in food stamp program

January 23, 2009 (L-R) Evans, McDougal and Baldwin get together in the School’s atrium. Graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have offered advice to the Durham Co. (N.C.) Board of Social Services about ways to increase food aid to eligible residents in the county. The students include Kat McDougal and… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »