Three Health Policy and Administration graduate students – Saumya Sehgal, Jennifer Bonds, and Jasmine Ballard – took second place in the annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition held in Dallas, Texas sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). This year’s competition was held from from October 2nd to the… Read more »

Stephen Richardson Stephen Richardson (PhD, Aitken Advisor) was awarded one of two Student Poster Awards for outstanding presentations at the 2008 Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) Annual Meeting held December 7-9 in Pacific Grove, California. The poster, entitled “Effects of Biostimulation and Anaerobic Conditions on PAH Biodegradation in Contaminated Soil from a Manufactured Gas Plant… Read more »

BIOS is pleased to congratulate Evie McKee, one of two university-wide winners of the Excellence in Management Award. The Excellence in Management Award is designed to recognize meritorious and distinguished accomplishments in management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As noted in her nomination letters, “Evie’s hard work, complete competence and willingness… Read more »

    Virginia Suarez, an alumna of the Public Health Leadership Program, and her faculty adviser, Cheryll Lesneski, have written a paper that has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).   The article, “Making the Case for Using Financial Indicators in Local Public Health Agencies,” is based on Ms…. Read more »

The Institute and the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness are compiling resources and trainings to answer your questions about swine flu. Additions will be made to the list continually, so check back frequently. The Gillings School of Global Public Health has links to additional information about swine flu, including updated travel restrictions and recommendations,… Read more »

  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 »

  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 »

Andrea Weathers MD, MPH, DrPH, MCH Assistant Professor, has accepted the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, to serve a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. The Council advises the Secretary on policies to increase the effectiveness of migrant health centers in delivering primary… Read more »

Daniel M. Gatti Dan Gatti (PhD, Rusyn Advisor) was awarded an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for his proposal entitled “Genome-wide in-silico modeling of liver gene regulatory networks.” The EPA STAR Fellowships are highly competitive awards made once every two years to a select group of students nationwide. The purpose of the fellowship… Read more »

From UNC News… The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of 53 colleges and universities nationwide that were honored recently for commitment to diversity. Dr. Archie Ervin, UNC’s associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, accepted the award for the University recently from Minority Access Inc., a nonprofit education organization that supports… Read more »