June 10, 2018
Three students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were named recently as 2018 Winston Policy Scholars.
Micaela Acomb and Nisha Vashist, master’s students in health policy and management, and Anna Leonard, master’s student in health behavior, were among the 17 recipients of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. The program’s objective is to increase the number and quality of individuals training in health care policy at the state and federal levels by awarding deserving health policy students financial support to further their education.
“Health policy is more complex and more important than ever,” noted Kurt Ribisl, PhD, professor and chair of health behavior at the Gillings School. “We are proud that Anna has been selected for this prestigious fellowship.”
“The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship Scholarship Program is known for identifying strong graduate students being trained in public health,” added Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management. “Both Nisha and Micaela have excelled during their first year in our Master of Science in Public Health program, which is why they are so deserving of this Scholarship. I am confident that they will both emerge as leading advocates in health policy.”
The fellowship commemorates the qualities and contributions of David A. Winston, who played a significant role for 20 years in shaping health policy in the United States. The award includes a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to attend a two-day health policy symposium.
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