July 6, 2018 A new study found that laws to improve naloxone access increase access to naloxone among Medicaid beneficiaries, a group that experiences a risk of overdose death several times higher than the general population. Naloxone is a life-saving prescription medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Photo by Tom Wolf.
Health Policy and Management News
Leatt receives AUPHA award for career-long efforts to improve health policy and management education
June 18, 2018 Professor Emeritus Dr. Peggy Leatt was recognized recently with an AUPHA hall of fame award for her career-long focus on improving health policy and management education. She accepted her award at the organization's annual meeting June 13-15 in Philadelphia.
June 10, 2018 The Gillings School's Department of Health Policy and Management is among the first in the country to achieve membership in the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Mentorship Circle.
June 10, 2018 Master's students Micaela Acomb, Nisha Vashist and Anna Leonard recently were named 2018 Winston Policy Scholars.
June 10, 2018 Fred Hargett, alumnus and member of the Gillings School's Public Health Foundation board, was selected by Becker's Healthcare as a “CFO to know” – one of 150 hospital and health system chief financial officers (CFOs) considered by the organization to be outstanding.
May 30, 2018 Health policy and management doctoral student Jennifer Spencer is lead author of an article that explores the increasing disparity in mortality rates between urban and rural counties in the United States.
May 22, 2018 Dr. Paul Campbell Erwin, 2009 alumnus of the Gillings School, has been selected as dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. Erwin, who will begin in that position on Aug. 1, currently is professor and head of the University of Tennessee (UT) at Knoxville Department of Public Health.
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.
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.
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.