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Health Policy and Management News

Weintraub receives dentistry association’s distinguished service award

April 16, 2018
Dr. Jane Weintraub, adjunct professor in health policy and management at the Gillings School and distinguished professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, has been presented with the American Association of Public Health’s Dentistry’s Distinguished Service Award.

Some progress seen reducing breast cancer among African American women in Edgecombe County

Racial disparities among breast cancer cases Edgecombe County appears to be less profound than in 2007 when a seminal report on breast cancer was issued, but while some positive change has been seen in ongoing local efforts to improve breast cancer knowledge and care, other efforts have still fallen short. Those are the findings of… Read more »

Health policy and management senior named Luce Scholar

March 2, 2018
Leah Everist, an undergraduate health policy and management student at the Gillings School, has been selected as a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Everist will take part in a year-long internship in community preparedness and disaster response in Asia.

Rozier, Weintraub co-author oral health paper commissioned by National Academies’ Roundtable on Health Literacy

February 22, 2018
Drs. Gary Rozier and Jane Weintraub are co-authors of a comprehensive paper on the integration of oral health, primary care and health literacy. The commissioned work is part of a series of papers aimed at informing, inspiring and activating the development, implementation and sharing of evidence-based health literacy practices and policies.

Malone named 2018 Future Faculty Fellow

February 8, 2018
Tyler Malone, a first-year doctoral student of health policy and management at the Gillings School, has been named a 2018 Future Faculty Fellow by the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence.

Herzog, former HPM faculty member, dies at 84

February 5, 2018
Bill Herzog, health policy and management faculty member in the 1960s and 1970s, died Jan. 30, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chemotherapy before surgery found cost-effective in patients with advanced ovarian cancer

January 24, 2018
In the short term, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) was found to be more cost-efficient than primary surgery in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. Additionally, NACT resulted in a greater boost to quality-adjusted life-years per patient.

Prescribing fresh, nutritious food will improve health of low-income, high-risk patients

January 19, 2018
Dr. Alice Ammerman is co-principal investigator on a project that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to high-risk, low-income patients at a local medical center in an effort to improve the patients’ health and well-being. Photo of local farmers market, shown at left, was taken by Dr. Ammerman.

Study predicts tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Colombia would reduce consumption, boost government revenue

January 4, 2018
Three researchers in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a new study that estimates what outcomes would likely result if Colombia were to institute a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Wheeler selected as distinguished alumna by College of Charleston

December 12, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, associate professor of health policy and management, was recognized as a distinguished alumna by her undergraduate alma mater, College of Charleston. At left, she poses at the reception with friends and family. Photo courtesy of College of Charleston Alumni Association.