Category: Highlights

Center for Health Policy airs presentations from 2015 Fall Conference


The Center for Health Policy has made available online the presentations from its 2015 Fall Conference: "Tailoring Treatments to Individual Patients: the Promise and Policy Challenges of Precision Medicine." Panel…

Yan, et al. publish findings shedding light on state-level variations in treatment of kidney disease


More than 600,000 Americans in 2012 were treated for kidney failure (end-stage renal disease or ESRD). A growing body of evidence indicates that many of these patients could have experienced…

Research Team Applies 2SFCA to Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment in Appalachia


A research team including Public Health Sciences' Rajesh Balkrishnan, Roger Anderson, and Fabian Camacho recently turned up more detailed evidence of barriers to cancer diagnosis and treatment with the novel…

Richardson Promotes Public Health in Schools


Jeanita W. Richardson, Ph.D., has distinguished herself nationally as an expert in facilitating the education and health collaborations needed to create and sustain school-based health care centers (SBHCs), a healthcare…

Engelhard writes: The retailing of American medicine


Our resident health care policy expert, Carolyn L. Engelhard, writes regularly for The Hill. Read her latest explanation of the intricacies of American health care policy here.

Balkrishnan Speaks at Malaysian Workshop


Professor Rajesh Balkrishnan recently presented a workshop entitled "Disease Registry Data to Improve Healthcare and Clinical Effectiveness' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The workshop was funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and…

Time for an all-payer health system?


Economists tell us that setting the price of a good or service depends on market forces that balance supply and demand in order to optimize output with minimal waste. This…

Stephen Rich, PhD, Wins JDRF’s Rumbough Award


Renowned genetic epidemiologist Stephen Rich, PhD, director of the University of Virginia Center for Public Health Genomics, has been honored with one of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) most…

TV: Obesity in an Hour


Watching television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the…