Health Policy and Management News

HPAA To Advance Cancer Care Quality With New Training Program

CHAPEL HILL, NC — The Department of Health Policy and Administration is seeking top pre- and post-doctoral researchers in anticipation of launching a new cancer care quality training program. The training program, which is expected to receive funding in early 2008, offers researchers a specialized curriculum, training experiences with multidisciplinary teams that focus on cancer… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

Oberlander explores why health care reform fails: a NEJM perspective

October 26, 2007 Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, in the lead perspective article in the Oct. 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, explores what lessons can be learned from past failures in health care reform. Oberlander is an associate professor of health policy and administration and social medicine at the University of North Carolina…. Read more »

University expands no-smoking policy starting January 1

  October 23, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will expand its no-smoking policy, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, through legislation enacted by the N.C. General Assembly last summer, Chancellor James Moeser has announced. While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

New ‘Voices’ series on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC focuses on health care

September 27, 2007 North Carolina is not healthy. The state is ranked 36th in the nation in terms of citizens’ health – and its ranking relative to other states has declined over time. A new in-depth radio news series, “North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care,” will explore the connections between health and health care in… Read more »

Sheila Leatherman named first Gillings Visiting Professor

September 24, 2007 Photograph of Sheila Leatherman Sheila Leatherman has been named the first Gillings Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The professorship is part of Carolina Public Health Solutions, a program established in the School through a generous gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings. Ms…. Read more »

Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes Seminar Series begins September 4

Tom Ricketts, PhD, professor of health policy and administration and deputy director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, will give the first in a series of seminars focused on health care policy on Tuesday, September 4, at noon in 104 Carrington Hall. Ricketts will speak on “Who-What-When-Where-Why and How of Policy… Read more »

School faculty and staff recognized for service to Humphrey Fellowship Program

August 29, 2007 Two UNC School of Public Health faculty members have received teaching awards and another eight were recognized for their service as advisors to the 2006-2007 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, based in the UNC Department of Public Policy. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa,… Read more »

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 »