Sheps researchers present at NRSA Conference and AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston

AcademyHealth is one of the largest health services research conferences of the year, and Sheps researchers will be presenting throughout the conference June 25-June 28th. See details below: NRSA CONFERENCE – Sheraton Boston Hotel Saturday June 25th   Plenary Session     8:00-8:30am Independence         Presentation of the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award Ballroom                 (Winner: Kathleen… Read more »

Statement from Tim Carey, Director

“At The Sheps Research Center, we are committed to the policy of inclusion. By that we mean welcoming membership and supporting participation of people with differing abilities; people from different racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds; and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. At this time, we reaffirm our commitment to this policy… Read more »

Sheps researchers partnering on PCORI Engagement Award to build capacity for patient-centered outcomes research within community behavioral health organizations serving Latinos

Luke Smith, MD, Executive Director of El Futuro, Inc,  recently received a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, Tools for Engagement – Building capacity for PCOR within community behavioral health organizations serving Latinos (PUENTES), from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, in partnership with co-principal investigators Monica Pérez Jolles PhD and Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH… Read more »

NC TraCS Offers New $2K Voucher to Support Stakeholder Engagement

The engagement of patients and other healthcare stakeholders is a critical part of translational research, and yet many scientists and clinicians find it difficult to interact with the world outside the ivory tower. Thankfully, they don’t need to go it alone. NC TraCS established two Community Advisory Boards (CABs) in Greensboro and Wake County to… Read more »

10th Annual Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference May 12–13

  The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will host the 10th Annual Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference May 12–13 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The theme of conference is “Addressing Methodological and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Medication Safety Research ” and  will  include several keynote presentations by leaders… Read more »

Expedited Medicaid Access Increases Use of Mental Health Services, But Does Not Reduce Recidivism for People Recently Released from Prison

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providing expedited access to Medicaid to people with serious mental illness as they are released from prison increases their use of mental health and general medical services, but does not reduce criminal recidivism, according to new research published online March 15th in Psychiatric Services in Advance. People with serious mental illness depend on public-sector… Read more »

PCORI Grant Award: Pragmatic Asthma Trial

Patient Empowered Strategy to Reduce Asthma Morbidity in Highly Impacted Populations (PESRAMHIP) UNC Principal Investigator: Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH Project Budget: $13,857,788 over 5 years The North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC), a consortium of practice based research networks in NC in partnership with NC TraCS and the Sheps Center, is participating in a large, pragmatic… Read more »

CAGAT Webinar Series #1: Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process

Community and Academic Partners: Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide:Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process This webinar will identify effective strategies for communicating during the pre-award stage of the grants management process with community partners, business office staff, and research administrators. It will introduce the Academic Researcher’s Guide, a… Read more »

Becoming a PMCH: Cost Publication

How much does it cost a practice to become a PCMH?  A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Family Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management report the results from one of 15 AHRQ Estimating Costs grants. February 2,… Read more »

Tweedy seminar now available for streaming

Dr. Damon Tweedy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, delivered the Program on health Workforce Research and Policy Seminar on January 6, 2016. Dr. Tweedy discussed his “Reflections on Race and Medicine” and took questions from the audience…. Read more »

Abstracts Due February 15 for PharmSci 2016

The Sheps Center for Health Services Research is co-sponsoring  the Tenth Annual Chapel Hill Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference May 12-13, 2016 which is being hosted by the Eshelman School of Pharmacy on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The theme of conference is “Addressing Methodological and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Medication… Read more »

Sheps Center publishes 2014-2015 Annual Report

The UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research compiles an Annual Report each year to summarize research activities, products and publications. The 2014-2015 was published January 20th. As in the past, this year’s annual report is organized into several sections.  Initially, the mission of the Center is discussed, followed by a narrative review of… Read more »

Carey discusses importance of exercise in treating low back pain on NPR

Dr. Tim Carey, director of the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and an internist at UNC Chapel Hill, discussed the impact exercise can have on reducing low back pain on NPR’s All Things Considered January 11. Dr. Carey and Janet Freburger, PhD, Associate Director, Medical Practice and Prevention Program, co-wrote an editorial… Read more »

Tweedy discusses Reflections on Race and Medicine January 6

Dr. Damon Tweedy, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, will discuss his thoughts on race and medicine on Wednesday, January 6th at 1:00pm in Room 133 Rosenau Hall  at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The seminar is… Read more »