May 17, 2019 The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education has awarded the first Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship for Health Policy to Kelly Page, a first year Master of Healthcare Administration student in the Health Policy and Management Department.
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May 17, 2019 The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, one of the nation's preeminent children's health organizations, has named public health community leader Dr. Laurie Stradley to serve as its chief program officer. Stradley is a Gillings School alumna and adjunct instructor.
May 13, 2019 More than 550 students were awarded degrees at the Gillings School's Commencement ceremony, with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates all well represented.
May 10, 2019 Leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the winners of four of the School’s most prestigious awards.
April 29, 2019 Dr. Sarah Birken is first author of an article that is currently among the three most-accessed papers in the journal Implementation Science.
Rural patients who receive medical care far from home less likely to go to nursing facilities near where they live
April 26, 2019 Many patients who live in rural areas travel to urban hospitals for acute care. A recent study found that many of these patients subsequently obtain post-acute care from skilled nursing facilities that are not near their homes – and the further away the hospital, the less likely patients are to return to their home community for care.
April 25, 2019 Financial toxicity — the state when financial burden is a source of harm to individual patients — is burdensome for advanced- and metastatic-cancer patients in ways that may differ from earlier-stage patients, according to new research from the Gillings School.
March 26, 2019
Each year, the Gillings School's Office of Academic Affairs reviews dozens of student nominations and selects faculty from each department who bring innovation and excitement to the classroom.
March 21, 2019
Students from all four Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs at the Gillings School were honored recently with induction into the nation’s oldest and most prestigious college honorary society.
March 21, 2019
Researchers at the Gillings School may have discovered a strategy to slow the increase of deaths by suicide – addressing the financial anxiety caused by low wages. Their new study shows that increases in state minimum wages have been associated with decreases in suicide rates in recent years. Photo by Ethan Sykes.