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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 »

On the ground in Haiti: Gillings School students integral to relief effort

November 30, 2012 When one door closes, open another.   That was Alicia Stokes’ mantra when the University had to cancel her trip to Haiti. Stokes, an executive master’s candidate in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, had been selected from approximately 100 applicants to take part in an… Read more »

Oberlander’s NEJM ‘Perspective’ outlines challenges facing the Affordable Care Act

  November 26, 2012 Who among us has read the 2,409 pages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, is one of a tiny minority.   Dr. Jon Oberlander Oberlander, professor of health policy and management in Gillings School of Global Public Health and of social medicine in the School of Medicine at… Read more »

HPM student selected as Corris Boyd Scholar

Mohamed Jalloh Mohamed Jalloh, first year master of health administration in health policy and management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected this summer as a 2012 Corris Boyd Scholarship recipient.   The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), in partnership with HCA, established the Corris Boyd Scholarship in 2006… Read more »