Health Policy and Management News

Public health students work to enroll more needy residents in food stamp program

January 23, 2009 (L-R) Evans, McDougal and Baldwin get together in the School’s atrium. Graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have offered advice to the Durham Co. (N.C.) Board of Social Services about ways to increase food aid to eligible residents in the county. The students include Kat McDougal and… Read more »

Study finds loss of sexual desire in postmenopausal women affects health, quality of life

January 21, 2009 Dr. Andrea Biddle Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by Andrea K. Biddle, PhD,… Read more »

Grant, community activist, to speak at School’s 2009 commencement

January 12, 2009 Gary R. Grant Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery (N.C.), will speak at the spring commencement ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Concerned Citizens of Tillery is a grassroots activist organization formed in the 1990s in response to industrial hog-farming in eastern North… Read more »

DrPH student recognized by Graduate Education Advancement Board

  Dorothy Cilenti, 2nd year DrPH student in Health Policy and Management, has been recognized with an Honorable Mention for the 2009 Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award. This award recognized outstanding graduate student research of particular benefit to North Carolina. Dorothy Cilenti Cilenti, former health director for Alamance County, intends through her health… Read more »

Four from School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 05, 2008 Jacob Mader Four students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health were inducted Nov. 24 into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies.  The students are:  Jacob Aaron Mader, a senior majoring in psychology and in management and society with a minor in environmental… Read more »

Wood, health policy major, selected as Phillips Ambassador for study in Thailand

December 04, 2008 Julia Wood, health policy and management major in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen as one of nine undergraduates at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who will spend spring 2009 as Phillips Ambassadors in Asia. Wood will study in Thailand. The Phillips Ambassadors program… Read more »

Weinberger appointed to the University Graduate Council

Weinberger appointed to the University Graduate Council   Dr. Morris Weinberger Dr. Morris Weinberger, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health has been appointed by President Erskine Bowles to serve on the University Graduate Council. The University Graduate Council is made… Read more »

Health Policy and Management To Advance Cancer Care Quality With New Training Program

CHAPEL HILL, NC– The Department of Health Policy and Management is seeking top pre- and post-doctoral researchers for a new cancer care quality training program. The training program, offers researchers a specialized curriculum, training experiences with multidisciplinary teams that focus on cancer care quality, and career development opportunities, including a mentored research experience. Four (two… Read more »

UNC scientists to help set national research agenda for cancer care

November 12, 2008 Dr. William Carpenter The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected as one of two cancer research sites by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help set the cancer care national research agenda and carry out accelerated practical studies examining the comparative effectiveness of cancer… Read more »

Mayer, former health policy faculty member, praised in national press

November 07, 2008 Michelle Mayer and husband Bill Steinbach Dr. Michelle Mayer was 39 years old when she died Oct. 11. She had many things to live for – a promising career, a devoted husband, two children aged 7 and 9. Until last year, Mayer had been a research assistant professor in the University of… Read more »