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Health Policy and Management News

Health care workforce must change with new system

Nov. 8, 2013 The United States has just radically remade its health care system with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “ObamaCare.” Yet the country’s training and integration of health care professionals remains moribund, stuck in outdated models that rely on a cobbled-together lattice of uncoordinated efforts that vary from… Read more »

Health care workforce must change with new system

Nov. 8, 2013 The United States has just radically remade its health care system with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “ObamaCare.” Yet the country’s training and integration of health care professionals remains moribund, stuck in outdated models that rely on a cobbled-together lattice of uncoordinated efforts that vary from… Read more »

HPM’s Carney awarded NCI research award to study breast cancer disparities

Oct. 30, 2013   Timothy Carney, PhD, MPH, MBA, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year research supplement award of $296,654 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   The NCI supplements are aimed at promoting diversity in health-related research programs.   The parent… Read more »

Water and Health Conference draws cross-sector crowd to address water, sanitation, hygiene

Oct. 23, 2013 Five hundred people from 47 countries made their way to Chapel Hill Oct. 14-18 to attend the fourth annual Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Water Institute at UNC.   The diverse group of participants, which included global policy makers, researchers, implementers, funders and entrepreneurs,… Read more »

McGrew chosen for highly prized Barr award

  Photograph, Charles McGrew   Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. McGrew was honored at the School of Public Health’s Foard Lecture, held April 14 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. McGrew, deputy director and chief operating… Read more »

Oberlander and Hassmiller Join HPAA Faculty

  The Department of Health Policy and Administration has added two faculty members to its staff. Jon Oberlander, PhD, was named associate professor. Oberlander holds a joint appointment with the Department of Social Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and has been a research fellow for the Sheps Center for Health Services Research since… Read more »

Alumnus Richards takes new position at CDC, will give keynote at School’s informatics conference

Aug. 27, 2013   Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been appointed director of the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Richards, who earned a Master of Public Health in health policy and administration from the School… Read more »

Faculty promotions announced

Aug. 22, 2013   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced recent faculty promotions as of Aug. 1, 2013.             Faculty members receiving promotions are: William Carpenter, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management, effective July 1 Yufeng Liu, PhD, professor of statistics and operations research,… Read more »

Gillings researchers win Fogarty awards to promote ethics in DRC

Aug. 20, 2013   Two Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members have received the Fogarty International Center’s International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award to raise awareness and promote skills related to bioethical issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Frieda Behets, PhD, professor of epidemiology, and Stuart Rennie, PhD, adjunct… Read more »

Gillings student, lecturer win dissertation awards

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, expects… Read more »