Patients who smoke ask to be treated with respect

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 »

Sheps Center releases 2013-2014 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 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 awarded PCORI grant for Model of Health Delivery

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 awarded PCORI grant for adolescent asthma research

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 »

Forbes highlights Sheps Workforce Program’s FutureDocs Forecasting Tool

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 »

Holmes receives UNC Hettleman Prize for Outstanding Achievement

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 »

Aging program’s Patricia Poole wins 2014 RDH Award of Distinction

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 to lead Sheps Center Program on Mental Health

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 North Carolina Network Consortium Webpage Relaunch

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 »

Pam Silberman honored by NCHA and NCCHCA

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 »