Health Policy and Management News

HPAA Professor Provides Displaced Physician Data about Recent Hurricanes

Hurricane Katrina and the city-swamping floods that drowned New Orleans and surrounding areas in a toxic gumbo appear to have dislocated up to 5,944 active, patient-care physicians, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. That is the largest single displacement of doctors in U.S. history, and Hurricane Rita over the weekend… Read more »

Dr. Rebecca Wells joins Health Policy and Administration Department

(Chapel Hill, NC) — Rebecca Wells, PhD, MHSA, has joined the faculty of the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration as an assistant professor. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Wells was an assistant professor of health policy and administration at Penn State University, where she was a member of the faculty… Read more »

First “Service in Action” Award Recipients Named

  (Chapel Hill, NC) — The Department of Health Policy and Administration in the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health named the first recipients of its “Service in Action” award for significant contributions made in 2005 in community preparedness and disaster management. The award recognizes individuals who made a significant difference in the… Read more »

Wells Awarded Thompson Prize for Young Researchers

Rebecca Wells, PhD, assistant professor, has been awarded the prestigious Thompson Prize for Young Researchers by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).   Dr. Rebecca Wells Dr. Rebecca Wells The John D. Thompson Prize recognizes young investigators based on their contributions to the research literature in the field of health services. Wells’s… Read more »

DrPH Program Thrives Online

(Chapel Hill, NC) — Can an accredited doctorate program from an established and respected public university be taught almost entirely online? Faculty and staff in the School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Administration department at the University of North Carolina think so. The Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH) is halfway through its first… Read more »

HPAA Alumni Receive Two Awards

  S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH has been named the 2006 recipient of the Filerman Prize for Innovation in Health Services Management Education by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The prize recognizes individuals from AUPH member programs who have made outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare management education. Michelle Mello, JD,… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson Receives National Minority Mentoring Award

HPAA professor Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD has received the 2006 Gerontological Society of America’s Task Force on Minority Issues Mentor Award. The award recognizes individuals who have exemplified dedication and commitment to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging.  

Outreach after Katrina

  March 24, 2006 After Hurricane Katrina, the UNC School of Public Health rallied to help its Southern neighbors. Students, staff, faculty and alumni raised more than $12,670 for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in the area. Additionally, the School provided shelter and study opportunities for 21 displaced Tulane University students — 13 residential… Read more »