Category Archive: Health Care Reform

Notes from ASPH & APHA

Share I arrived in D.C. 10/29 for meetings of Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and American Public Health Association (APHA). Leaving RDU, it was essentially a public health plane, so full of our folks and very high spirited. At a lovely reception sponsored by ASPH and Pfizer, HBHE… Read More

Distinguished (professors), diversity, diets and deficit

Share Yes, these topics are connected. Last week, I attended events and lectures related to all four topics. Wednesday night, I was at a reception to honor new distinguished professors. Among them was our W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor Barry Popkin, PhD, professor of nutrition. Barry has probably studied and… Read More

A year in the life…of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Share 1/1/11: Now that’s an interesting number! New year, new hopes and new opportunities! In spite of a very difficult economy, our faculty members had continued success competing for grants and contracts. Between 1/1/2010 and 12/21/2010, they were awarded $161,294,655 in grants and contracts, up from $139,232,526 for the same… Read More

An important week for diversity and health disparities

I’ll be writing more about diversity Over the next few months, I’ll be writing more about diversity as we develop new approaches to increase our School’s diversity. Diversity and excellence are interwoven. Someone said to me a few weeks ago, “Aren’t you worried that if you become more diverse that… Read More

Health Reform…to be or not to be…yes!

I’d nearly given up, and thought health reform just wasn’t going to happen in my lifetime. Then, the reform train started moving again, with a lurch, and then with a frontal assault from President Obama and his team. Over the weekend, the outcome hung in the balance. I was glued… Read More