December 16, 2020 This spring, the pandemic left nearly 50 students in the Department of Health Policy and Management without internships needed to fulfill degree requirements. In response, the department coordinated with an ardent alumni community to provide new opportunities.
December 15, 2020 A novel long-acting injectable therapy may soon make it easier for people living with HIV to manage their condition. Two researchers from the Public Health Leadership Program have outlined considerations for the effective implementation of this therapy.
December 15, 2020 Between January 1 and December 15 of 2020, we published 235 news stories about pioneering research and Gillings School activities. Which stories were most popular? For our readers, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was always top of mind.
December 11, 2020 As president and chief executive officer of the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the United States, Dr. Thomas Britton was already working to confront the opioid pandemic when COVID-19 began spreading. He says his training at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Public helped him in unexpected ways when he found himself at the convergence of the two greatest public health threats the country faces.
December 11, 2020 The NCIOM recently selected Dr. Kathy Colville to serve as its next president and chief executive officer. In this role she will lead the NCIOM’s work in advising state policymakers and executive agencies, developing robust partnerships, publishing state health policy research and convening diverse state stakeholders to identify actionable solutions to our state’s health policy and public health challenges.
December 4, 2020 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have developed a computational framework to generate evidence-based optimal cancer treatment decisions informed by a patient’s genomic biomarkers. The findings, which may aid in the development of precision cancer treatments, are published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
December 4, 2020 Child care workers are among the lowest paid workers in the United States, and they face a variety of health concerns. A 2020 study that sets the stage for a Total Worker Health® approach to improving their health outcomes has been named Paper of the Year by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
ACS/Pfizer grant funds research into racial disparities in breast cancer care quality in North Carolina
December 3, 2020 The grant is part of a national campaign focused on optimizing cancer outcomes for people of color by identifying and eliminating systemic race-related barriers and disparities in the delivery of care that impact outcomes across all cancer types.
December 3, 2020 In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, researchers from the Department of Health Policy and Management have published a series of articles in the North Carolina Medical Journal reflecting on the legislation’s impact on health coverage in North Carolina.
December 1, 2020 Droughts disrupt electric power system operations by reducing the availability of hydropower and nuclear power — the latter is vulnerable to insufficient cooling water supply. One result of droughts, then, is an increased reliance on fossil fuel power plants, which emit pollutants that contribute to poor air quality.