Novant Health Gift Establishes Distinguished Lecturer Fund at UNC Gillings

May 19, 2016

A gift from Novant Health will establish the “Novant Health Distinguished Lecturer Fund” at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The Novant Health Distinguished Lecturers will be chosen and presented by UNC Gillings Department of Health Policy and Management. The first of these will occur in the fall 2016 semester.

uncgillingslogo“The fund will allow us to bring in health management and health policy leaders to discuss important health care issues and trends and share their perspectives with our students and faculty,” said Daniel Lee, PhD, chair and professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. “It will enrich our students’ learning experience and expand our faculty’s professional outreach.”

The Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC’s Gillings School is consistently ranked as one of the top health care management programs in the U.S. The department strives to improve health for all by creating and translating knowledge into policy and practice and by educating current and future healthcare administrators, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. Nearly 450 students currently are enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals. The system consists of more than 1,380 physicians and nearly 24,000 employees at 530 locations, including 14 medical centers. Novant Health is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves and provides hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of community benefit each year through efforts like charity care, health education programs and other initiatives.

“We are pleased to support UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and their efforts to educate leaders about important health care issues and trends,” said Fred Hargett, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Novant Health. “As health care providers we are facing an exciting and challenging time. Government reform, new technologies and increased demands for access, quality and affordable care are transforming the health care industry. Educating leaders about these important issues will help shape the industry for the future.”


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or

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