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Health Policy and Management News

Dilworth-Anderson to receive Alzheimer’s disease research award

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and associate director of aging and diversity at the Institute on Aging, will receive the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute on Alzheimer’s Disease Award on Tuesday, March 9, during the 7th Annual National Alzheimer’s Gala in Washington, D.C.   More information is… Read more »

UNC-based AHEC program awarded $13.6 million to help doctors adopt electronic health records

  February 25, 2010 The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC) has been awarded $13.6 million to help primary care health-care providers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology. Dr. Tom Bacon The project will be led by Tom Bacon, DrPH, AHEC program director and clinical professor of health policy and… Read more »

HPM team places in top five at UAB case competition

February 15, 2010 Ashley Winslow Sadaf Houssain Matt Hasbrouck Ashley Winslow, Sadaf Houssain and Matt Hasbrouck, graduate students in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were among the top five teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual health care case competition on Feb. 11.   A total… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

UNC study: Wives of deployed soldiers suffer more depression, sleep disorders

January 13, 2010 Dr. Alyssa Mansfield Wives of soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions than women whose husbands are not deployed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the… Read more »

Ban on smoking is historical in tobacco-growing North Carolina

January 12, 2010 If you light up after New Year’s Day in a North Carolina restaurant or bar, you could really get burned. Effective Jan. 2, fines of up to $50 will be charged to restaurant and bar patrons who refuse to extinguish their cigarettes.   Dr. Leah Devlin “The smoking ban is an important… Read more »

Pink awarded distinguished professorship in health policy and management

January 11, 2010 Dr. George Pink George Pink, PhD, has been appointed the Humana Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Established in 2001 through a $333,000 grant from the Humana Foundation, the professorship is awarded to faculty members in the school’s health policy and management… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Rozier leads CDC work group recommending school-based dental sealant programs

  November 24, 2009 Dr. Gary Rozier School-based sealant programs are an effective public health approach to preventing caries, according to a November cover story in The Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is based on recommendations developed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work group led by Gary Rozier, DDS,… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson leads Gerontological Society

November 20, 2009 Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and interim co-director of UNC’s Institute on Aging, was inducted Nov. 22 as the new president of the Gerontological Society of America at GSA’s 62nd annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Founded… Read more »