Health Policy and Management News

Leatt reappointed as chair of health policy and administration

August 01, 2007 Dr. Peggy Leatt has been reappointed for a second term as chair of the Department of Health Policy and Administration, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today. A professor in the department since 2002, Leatt began her first term as chair the following year. She also has served as the School’s associate dean… Read more »

McCracken, School of Public Health alumnus, tapped for UNC public safety post

July 27, 2007 Lt. Col. Jeff McCracken, deputy director of the Department of Public Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and alumnus of the School of Public Health, has been named the university’s director of public safety and chief of police. McCracken, a law enforcement veteran with more than 15 years’… Read more »

Former PhD student returns as dean of South Korean graduate school

  July 23, 2007 Dr. Young Moon Chae Dr. Young Moon Chae, dean of Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Public Health and a 1982 PhD graduate of UNC’s School of Public Health, visited campus recently with 44 of his students and faculty members. The students included Korean hospital administrators, health insurance officials, cancer center officials… Read more »

Potenziani named Senior Associate Dean

July 02, 2007 Photograph of Dr. David Potenziani David Potenziani, PhD, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Carolina’s School of Public Health, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced today.Potenziani, formerly the School’s Instructional and Information Systems (IIS) director, has been interim Senior Associate Dean since March. In this position, he plays a key role in strategic… Read more »

Kathy Cheek selected as UMA Manager of the Year

May 24, 2007   Photograph of Kathy Cheek Kathryn A. (Kathy) Cheek , assistant to the chair for resource management in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, received the 2007 University Managers Association (UMA) Manager of the Year Award on May 22 during the UMA’s quarterly meeting at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center…. Read more »

UNC Professor earns honorary British title for national health reform work

May 21, 2007   Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman , a health policy research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been awarded the title of Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sir David Manning,… Read more »

Commencement weekend: School of Public Health welcomes new alumni

May 15, 2007 Photograph of students lining up for commencement More commencement photographs   Despite darkening clouds that later delivered the downpour they promised, the lightheartedness of students lined up to enter Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 12, seemed to make the world a brighter place. Joined by their families, friends and faculty from the… Read more »

Executive Master’s Program named top in U.S. for physician executives

May 14, 2007 For the second year in a row, the Executive Master’s Program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration has been named the top program for physician executives by Modern Healthcare magazine. The magazine ranked programs that award MBA’s or similar degrees in courses that focus on physicians on five key factors:… Read more »

Commencement 2007 photographs

  May 12, 2007 Additional photographs are linked from the Current Students section of our website.    

School of Public Health student wins Kaiser-sponsored essay contest

May 08, 2007 Photograph of Brad Wright Brad Wright, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has received an award from the Kaiser Family Foundation for his essay, “AmeriChoice: The Right Choice for Health Care Reform.”, the Foundation’s website for students and faculty interested in health policy, recently invited students to… Read more »