Sheps Center’s Brad Wright Receives NINDS funding to advance our understanding of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Using Medicare Claims to Advance Our Understanding of Guillain-Barre Syndrome The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) approved $427,625 in funding for co-investigators Brad Wright, PhD, Rebecca Traub, MD and Chip Howard, MD for their project which will run from 09/27/21 to 02/28/23. Project summary Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder (annual incidence… Read more »

WRAL features Dr. Michelle Hernandez in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Dr. Michelle Hernandez In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, WRAL-TV recently featured UNC’s Dr. Michelle Hernandez—highlighting her work in underserved communities. At UNC Health, Hernandez is breaking down barriers as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. The Puerto Rican native calls the work her purpose. In regards to working in Lee… Read more »

NRSA Fellow Bianca Allison’s Clinic-Based Quality Improvement Initiative Featured in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Bianca Allison headshot

How can we increase screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Adolescents?   Sheps Center’s National Research Service Award (NRSA) training fellow Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, along with UNC collaborators Elizabeth Walters, DNP, CPNP-PC, RN (School of Nursing), Benjamin Butler, MSN, RN, CPN (Primary Care Clinic), and Martha Perry, MD, (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine). In… Read more »

Sheps Researchers win 2021 Willard Manning Award

  A paper featuring the work of Sheps researchers, Marisa Domino, PhD and Joseph Morrissey, PhD, has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.  The paper, “Putting Providers At-Risk through Capitation or Shared Savings: How Strong are Incentives for Upcoding and Treatment Changes?”, was published in the Journal of Mental… Read more »

New Monthly Seminar in Health Disparities and COVID-19

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities: Healthcare Delivery in the Age of COVID-19 This interdisciplinary Seminar will hold intensive and collaborative sessions focused on health outcome and health delivery problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main research topic is health disparities in healthcare delivery and how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes systems and impacts resources, including… Read more »

Members of the Sheps Community Share Their Views on Racism

In response to recent events, members of the Sheps community have shared their videos on racism in the video posted below. In order of appearance: Mark Holmes, Crystal Cené, Brad Wright, Dan Jonas, Sharita Thomas, Jacquie Halladay, Sheryl Zimmerman, Adam Zolotor, Marisa Domino  

UNC-Duke Analysis of Opioid Use in NC Shows Progress, Continued Challenges

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, with support from Arnold Ventures, have just published a white paper titled “Prescription Opioid Use and Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in North Carolina Medicaid: 2013-2018”.  A new analysis finds that while progress is being made in North Carolina’s opioid epidemic,… Read more »

Study of International Retirement Migration from North America to Colonial Cities in Latin America

International retirement migration is a growing phenomenon that is expected to accelerate with the aging of the baby boomer generation. In the Western hemisphere, migrants particularly favor medium-sized historic, picturesque colonial cities in Latin America. Their impact on these settings is large and complex but has received little systematic study. This phenomenon can stimulate economic… Read more »