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Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Students take first place in international health care case competition

March 08, 2007 A team of graduate students from the School’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took first place recently in an international health care case competition held at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe, AZ, on Saturday, Feb. 24. Photograph of HPPA students UNC team members Brooke Anderson (captain),… Read more »

Bender shares global service-learning goals with University Gazette

February 12, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Deborah Bender and Jenny Huq Dr. Deborah Bender, professor of health policy and administration, and APPLES Director Jenny Huq recently talked with the University Gazette to share information about the Global Service-Learning program they started in Mexico in 2003 and its recent expansion. Bender is the Global Service-Learning Faculty… Read more »

Researchers study impact of laws requiring minimum nurse staffing

January 17, 2007 The UNC School of Nursing will lead a team investigating the impact of California’s minimum nurse staffing law on nurse-to-patient ratios, hospital financial performance, quality of care and nurse wages. The $1.2 million study is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to Dr. Barbara Mark, Sarah… Read more »

Shattering the “status quo”

December 13, 2006 Researchers work with communities to overturn disparities and improve health. Perished hogs in Hurricane Floyd It all started when a group of North Carolina residents felt compelled to raise a stink. In the early 1990s, large, industrial hog farms were locating and expanding in rural eastern North Carolina — particularly near communities… Read more »

Dual role for homeland security leader

  December 13, 2006 Disaster Management Professor is also Chief of Staff in Washington D.C. Dr. J. Bennet Waters Calling it quite simply the best opportunity of his career, Dr. J. Bennet Waters couldn’t resist the chance to help start one of the most important offices within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — the… Read more »

School of Public Health is academic partner for America’s Health Rankings

December 07, 2006 The UNC School of Public Health is the academic partner to the annual review, “America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for People and Their Communities,” released this week by United Health Foundation. The 2006 review revealed that while American’s overall health improved slightly from last year, the rate of improvement has… Read more »

Pediatric specialists often far from home

December 04, 2006 Taking your child to a pediatric subspecialist may mean a big-time travel commitment, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health have found. Although about half the children in the United States live within 10 miles of most pediatric specialists, almost one in three must travel… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson appointed to advisory council

November 20, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD , professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health and associate director for aging and diversity in the UNC Institute on Aging, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging, which advises… Read more »

Military, public health practitioners pledge to serve, Porto explains as School honors veterans

November 17, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Jules Heisler It started with a letter to Dean Barbara K. Rimer from a Carolina School of Public Health alumna who had spent most of her career in the military. Lt. Col. Wanda Wills wanted her school to recognize the contributions of members of the military. Wills’ own contributions… Read more »