Health Policy and Management News
Shafer to represent Gillings School at APHA’s Delta Omega poster session
October 25, 2017
Doctoral student Paul Shafer will represent the Gillings School at the APHA conference as a presenter in the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session.
Health Policy and Management wins inaugural CAHME/Aramark Award
October 24, 2017
The Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management has won an inaugural CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grant. The grants recognize innovative ideas in improving graduate health-care management education.
TB still major public health threat in China due to knowledge-practice gap, study finds
October 17, 2017
Although the prevalence of tuberculosis has more than halved in China since 1990, early diagnosis remains a challenge. A new study led by Dr. Sean Y. Sylvia provides, for the first time, data on the quality of TB care found at three different levels of the Chinese rural health system.
2017 UNC-IntraHealth fellows explored wide range of health topics in summer program
October 15, 2017
Graduates of the eighth annual UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program spent 10 weeks working with global health professionals at IntraHealth International, taking part in projects that focused on HIV-related stigma, sexual discrimination at work, and other public health topics. Graduates of the program are Saja Al-Falahi, Alex Dest, Yutaka Endo and Kati Jackson.
‘Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS’ initiative helps students succeed in graduate school
October 12, 2017
Gillings School students Yesenia Merino, Leslie Adams and Samuel Baxter share their experiences as the first in their families to attend graduate school. The article originally appeared in The Graduate School publication, Carolina Chronicle.
Five new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded
October 5, 2017
Five teams of Gillings School researchers and their collaborators have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs), beginning this fall. The teams are led by Drs. Orlando Coronell, Stephanie Engel, Emily Gower, Stephen Marshall and Kristen Hassmiller-Lynch, and Steven Meshnick. The awards are administered by Research, Innovation and Global Solutions, the Gillings School unit that manages programs funded by the $50 million Gillings gift.
Wheeler awarded UNC’s Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement
October 3, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Wheeler has been awarded UNC’s Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. A Gillings School alumna, Wheeler joined the School’s faculty in 2010.
Lancet report charts path toward health for sub-Saharan countries
September 26, 2017
Dr. Irene Agyepong, Gillings School alumna, is lead author of a new, comprehensive report that charts a roadmap for improved health among sub-Saharan Africans. Published in The Lancet, the report was co-authored by a number of public health researchers and policy makers around the world.
Savings less than expected for generic oral chemotherapy, study finds
September 11, 2017
A study by Dr. Stacie Dusetzina, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, determined that the cost savings for a generic version of an orally administered cancer treatment were less than expected — a finding that questions the impact generic drugs can have on controlling health-care costs.
UNC researchers receive grant to examine enhanced services in NC community pharmacies
September 8, 2017
Kea Turner, a doctoral candidate in the health policy and management department, is co-principal investigator on a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation that will analyze barriers to organizational change in community pharmacies.