What is it like to be someone who smokes in today’s increasingly smoke-free world? How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Family Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents… Read more »
Erin Fraher, Ph.D., MPP and Thomas Ricketts, Ph.D., MPH, senior research fellows at the Sheps Center have been invited to serve as US delegates to the International Health Workforce Collaborative meeting in London and Cambridge England May 12-15.
On February 23, the NRSA seminar will host two outside speakers of special interest. The seminar is open to the public and University staff and students are encouraged to attend. Both speakers will present in the DeFriese Conference Room (Room 150) at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. From 3-4pm, Genevieve Kenney… Read more »
The University is seeking applications for Director of the Sheps Center. To learn more about the position, please click here to go to the UNC Human Resources listing.
The UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research compiles an Annual Report each year to summarize research activities, products and publications. The 2013-2014 Annual Report was released on December 10. 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… Read more »
Paula Song PhD, a Research Fellow at the Sheps Center and Associate Professor Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, was recently awarded a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant of 1.9 million dollars. The project is titled Improving Care Coordination for Children with Disabilities Through an Accountable Care… Read more »
Betsy Sleath, PhD, the Director of the Program on Child and Adolescent Health Services Research at the Sheps Center and Chair of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, had been awarded a 1.9 million dollar research grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study is titled Using… Read more »
An Opinion piece in Forbes online magazine, published 10/21/14, highlights the newly released FutureDocs Forecasting Tool developed by the Health Workforce Program here at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The authors referred to the tool as, “A recent groundbreaking simulation created by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and funded… Read more »
Mark Holmes, PhD, is one of four UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to receive the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Holmes directs the Rural Health Research Program and co-directs the Healthcare Economics and Finance Program at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He is also associate professor of… Read more »
Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Research Dental Hygienist, Patricia Poole, RDH, MS was awarded the 2014 Sunstar Award of Distinction on August 15th at the RDH Under One Roof conference in Chicago, IL. Ms. Poole has partnered with Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman since 2010, and joined the Aging program in 2014. More information… Read more »
Marisa Domino, PhD, is the new Director of the Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Domino was selected for this new role by Joe Morrissey, PhD, who has served as director of the program for many years. Morrissey will retire from UNC… Read more »
The Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC), has relaunched their webpage. We would like to thank the Sheps Center for all their support in the redesign and relaunch of the web page especially Brian Cass, Liuliu Fan and Dea Bell. We hope this website will support investigators interested in taking research projects… Read more »
Boston, MA, July 30, 2014 – As the nation grapples with concerns about growing physician shortages across the country, The Physicians Foundation and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) today launched a new innovative tool to help policy makers, physicians and health systems better… Read more »
Pam Silberman, immediate past president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and current Clinical Professor Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been honored recently with two awards. On July 17, 2014 she was awarded the North Carolina Hospital Association’s 2014 Meritorious Service Award. NCHA Press Release…. Read more »
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International conducted an evidence review that was used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a task force of national medical experts, to recommend against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in adults. Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) is the narrowing of arteries in the… Read more »