Health Policy and Management News

Simms Named Director of Professional Development and Alumni Relations

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is proud to name Jeffrey A. Simms as the director of professional development and alumni relations in the department of health policy and management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Jeffrey Simms As director of professional development and alumni relations, Simms will work with students… Read more »

Bender receives Fulbright Scholar Award

  Deborah Bender, PhD Deborah Bender, PhD , research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Dr…. Read more »

Survival instincts propel ‘difficult patient’ to insist on quality care

September 10, 2008 Michelle Mayer, PhD Michelle Mayer had to become a “difficult patient” before she could get her physicians to accurately diagnose the disease that was destroying her health. And once the diagnosis was made, she had to continue to be what many physicians describe as “difficult” before she could get the best treatment… Read more »

Oberlander explores McCain, Obama health care plans in NEJM perspective

August 25, 2008   Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management and social medicine at the University of North Carolina, explores the differences in the health care reform plans of Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama in a perspective published in the Aug. 21, 2008 issue of the New England Journal… Read more »

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Elected President of the Gerontological Society of America

From the UNC Institute on Aging: Dr. Dilworth-Anderson Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, UNC Institute on Aging Associate Director for Aging and Diversity and Director of the Center for Aging and Diversity (CAD), has been elected to the presidency of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She will initially serve as president-elect and assume the presidency in… Read more »

Public health adjunct professor recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”

June 17, 2008 The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Judith E. Tintinalli, professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” Tintinalli, the emergency department’s founding chairman, is also an adjunct professor in… Read more »

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

Rebecca Wells Elected Academic at Large

Rebecca Wells, PhD Rebecca Wells, Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Administration, was elected Academic at Large for the Health Care Management division of The Academy of Management. As one of six elected officers, Rebecca will assist in overseeing the Health Care Management division for a one-year term. The Academy of Management is a leading… Read more »

Medication-only Therapy & Combination Therapy Both Cost Effective for Treating Teens with Depression

Treating depressed teenagers with either the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) or a combination of fluoxetine and psychotherapy can be cost effective, according to a recent economic analysis of the NIMH-funded Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). The study was published online ahead of print April 15, 2008, in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Marisa Elena… Read more »

Foundation grants $450,000 to help improve public health service quality

May 21, 2008 Public health departments across North Carolina stand to benefit from a new $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving the quality of public health programs. Photograph, Dr. Ed Baker Dr. Edward L. Baker, research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North… Read more »