Health Policy and Management News

Researchers find fewer young people are completing the HPV vaccine series, urge better compliance

May 18, 2018
UNC researchers led by doctoral student Jennifer Spencer have reported in a new study that follow-through on the HPV vaccine – the percentage of those who complete the series within a year of receiving their first dose – has fallen dramatically. The drop is problematic, given that timely completion of the vaccine series protects those who are sexually active from a number of reproductive system cancers, notably cervical and anal cancers. Photo by VCU CNS.

Doctoral student appointed chief executive officer of foundation

May 18, 2018
Brian Castrucci, executive doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School, has been named chief executive officer for the de Beaumont Foundation.

Holzworth named consortium’s Global Health Champion

May 9, 2018
Donald Holzworth, executive in residence at the Gillings School, has been named the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2018 Global Health Champion. The award recognizes career-long commitment to the advancement of global health.

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

Study finds breast cancer places greater financial burden on black women

May 4, 2018
Having breast cancer places a significantly greater financial strain on black women than on white women, according to a study led by the Gillings School’s Dr. Stephanie Wheeler.

Eight faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

April 22, 2018
Eight faculty members were selected by students at the Gillings School as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award winners. They are Dr. Carolyn Crump, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Whitney Robinson, Kathy Roggenkamp, Dr. Meghan Shanahan, Dr. Jason Surratt, Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Vaughn Upshaw.

Holliday, Simms, Samuel-Hodge win Gillings School awards for teaching, mentoring, public health achievement

April 21, 2018
Three faculty members have been selected to win the Gillings School’s prestigious awards for teaching, mentorship, research and service. They are Amanda Holliday (the Greenberg Award), Jeffrey Simms (the Larsh Award) and Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge (the Barr Award). The winners will be recognized at the School’s commencement on May 12.

Dilworth-Anderson honored with UNC’s University Diversity Award

April 19, 2018
Dr. Peggy Dilworth-Anderson was selected recently by the UNC Office of Diversity and Inclusion to receive the 2018 University Diversity Award.

Four UNC Gillings students named Phillips Ambassadors

April 18, 2018
Gillings School students William Keith Blanks Jr., Wei Chang, Blythe King and Julie Nguyen will represent UNC in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors.

Gillings PhD student receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Burcu Bozkurt, a PhD student in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in its 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants… Read more »