Zimmerman Earns GSA’s 2022 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

  Congratulation Dr. Zimmerman!   The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, FGSA, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the 2022 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinguished honor is given annually… Read more »

Psych Services article is subject of Psychiatric New Alert

A new Psych Services article, Rapid and Deferred Help Seeking Among African American Parents of Children With Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, led by Jennifer Richmond, recent Gillings grad, with co-authors Leslie Adams, recent Gillings grad and Sheps fellow, and Kathleen Thomas, School of Pharmacy, is the subject of a Psychiatric News Alert, which is distributed… Read more »

Donahue Awarded NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, received a grant from the National Institute of Health to increase uptake of diabetes self-management education. Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH, will serve as a co-investigator on the project. The study will focus on two factors: provider and diabetes care and education specialist engagement with patients, and patient… Read more »

UNC researchers, the national Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association and UTA awarded a grant from PCORI to identify outcomes that matter to youth and families using behavioral health services

Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will serve as co-investigator in a study to identify youth and family priorities for outcomes used in CER research on behavioral health services. A $100K Eugene Washington award from PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will allow researchers from the UNC Chapel Hill… Read more »

Sheps researcher Arrianna Planey offers insights on rural hospital closures

North Carolina Health News featured the work of the Sheps Center Rural Health Program Check out the published article on North Carolina Health News website. Excerpt of the article below: “What meaning should be made out of these shared characteristics? “I would not call [these findings] a coincidence,” said Arrianna Planey, a co-author of the Sheps… Read more »

UNC researchers and Robeson County community partners awarded a grant from the UNC Health Foundation for Whole Community Connection to identify parent priorities to support child mental health

December 11, 2021 Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will lead a study to identify parent priorities and next steps for action to support child mental health in Robeson County.   A $45K award from the UNC Health Foundation for Whole Community Connection established with a gift from the… Read more »

Sheps researchers present work to NC General Assembly

George Pink and Erin Fraher showcase research at North Carolina General Assembly Two Sheps Center researchers were invited to discuss their work at a recent NC General Assembly meeting on February 18, 2022.  Dr. George Pink presented on Rural Hospital Closure and Overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital, while Dr. Erin Fraher presented on NC… Read more »

UNC researchers awarded $4.3M from PCORI to study strategies to improve health outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their parents

The PCORI Addressing Health Equity award described below was developed with funding from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute $2K Stakeholder Voucher award program. The Informatics and Data Science (IDSci) Program within the NC TraCS Institute provided access to data from the Carolina Data… Read more »

Workforce team welcomes Emily McCartha, PhD, new Research Project Manager

  Emily McCartha, PhD is joining the Sheps Center health workforce team as a Research Project Manager after spending five years in a non-partisan research office in the North Carolina General Assembly and a brief period in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC… Read more »

New projects funded for Year 9 of the Carolina Health Workforce Center

Four new projects have been funded for 2021-2022, Year 9 of the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Center. Projects include geospatial analyses of whether behavioral health providers are co-located with buprenorphine prescribers and whether pharmacist are co-located with primary care providers, as well as a deep dive on the factors contributing to physician burnout which builds… Read more »

Workforce team welcomes new CHWRC Deputy Director, Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW

  Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW is joining the health workforce team as the Deputy Director for the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Research Center. Dr. Lombardi holds faculty appointments at UNC as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and as a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Dr. Lombardi received… Read more »