Posts Categorized: Health Policy and Management News

Synthetic marijuana use results in acute kidney injury, MMWR reports

February 25, 2013 An article in the Feb. 15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes 16 cases in the U.S. in which acute kidney injury followed a person’s ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids. Kelly Weidenbach-Vigil, doctoral student in health policy and management’s health leadership program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Greene reappointed to State Health Coordinating Council

January 11, 2013 Dr. Sandra Greene Sandra B. Greene, DrPH, Professor of the Practice in health policy and management at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been reappointed by former N.C. governor Bev Perdue for a two-year term on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council in Raleigh.   Greene was first appointed to… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Weinberger commentary examines hospital readmission data for veterans

December 28, 2012   Morris Weinberger, PhD, has co-authored an editorial commentary, published Dec. 18 in Annals of Internal Medicine, reviewing a study that found decreasing length of stay in veterans’ hospitals did not cause a rise in hospital readmissions. Dr. Morris Weinberger Weinberger is Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in… Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »

BSPH student receives research award at national health disparities conference

December 18, 2012 Madhu Vulimiri Madhu Vulimiri, a junior health policy and management major at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a first-place award for her diabetes research at the sixth annual National Conference on Health Disparities, held in Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 28 –… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

HPM doctoral student honored by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

December 13, 2012 Dio Kavalieratos Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, who plans to graduate later this month with a doctoral degree in health policy and management from Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) to receive the organization’s Young Investigator Award.   Kavalieratos’s dissertation research… Read more »

Doctoral student’s work helps communities prepare for next flu pandemic

November 30, 2012 It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about influenza (flu) and steps to guard against it. More than 40 states already are reporting cases of seasonal flu, and while experts don’t expect a pandemic this year, they say it is never too early to get plans in place…. Read more »