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New UNC DrPH Health Leadership Consortium

Building Global Health Leadership Capacity: The new UNC DrPH Health Leadership Consortium UNC’s Doctoral Program in Health Leadership – the world’s first distance DrPH program – prepares mid-career professionals for senior-level positions in organizations working domestically and internationally to improve the public’s health. The three-year, cohort-based distance program confers a DrPH in Health Administration. With… Read more »

Students take second place in national health care case competition

February 26, 2008 Photo, (L-R) Borrelli, Geiger and Harmon, with presenter, Dr. Ray Watts Three graduate students from the UNC School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took second place recently in a national health care case study competition hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The UNC team included master’s… Read more »

Doctors should watch for depression in arthritis patients

  February 20, 2008 Photo, Dr. Brenda DeVellis Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely to experience depression but are unlikely to talk to a doctor about it, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Public Health faculty members Brenda M. De Vellis, PhD, Robert F. De… Read more »

Oberlander to present Foard Lecture April 14

January 15, 2008   Photo, Dr. Jonathan Oberlander Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health and of social medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, will present the 2008 Foard Lecture on Monday, April 14, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing… Read more »

Munroe-Blum to speak at 2008 School of Public Health commencement

December 20, 2007   Photo, Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Carolina School of Public Health alumna, will give the commencement address for the School’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 5 pm. in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. Born in Montreal,… Read more »

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kaluzny speaks at International Hospital Federation conference in Seoul

  December 10, 2007 Photo, Kaluzny with Kwang Tae Kim, president, Asian Hospital Federation Arnold Kaluzny, PhD, delivered the keynote address Nov. 6 at the International Hospital Federation’s 35th World Hospital Congress in Seoul, South Korea. More than 2500 hospital leaders, health professionals and researchers from more than 50 countries participated in the event. Kaluzny,… Read more »

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 »