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 »

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 »