In the News
The UNC Center for the Business of Health, in partnership with corporate partners, Sharecare and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, held the NC Well-Being Data Analysis Student Competition. 115 students across 29 degree programs participated in the competition designed to drive local insights around well-being in North Carolina in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants competed on behalf of local nonprofits leading pandemic relief efforts.
Winners of the student competition are:
- First Place – Mekhala Dissanayake (Ph.D., Epidemiology, ’21), Erica Zeno (Ph.D., Epidemiology, ’21), Kathryn Carpenter (M.P.H., Health Behavior, ’20), and Emily Newman (M.P.H., Health Behavior, ’20)
- Second Place – Valentina Marginean (B.S.N., Nursing, ’21), Duncan McBride (B.A., Math/Statistics, ’20)
- Third Place – Brainard Burrus (M.D./MBA, ’21), Greeshma Somashekar (M.D./MBA, ’21), Jesse Martin (Pharm.D., ’20), and Sarah Glier (M.D./Ph.D., ’23)
Read more about the competition here!
Meg Zomorodi, assistant provost for interprofessional education and practice and professor in the UNC School of Nursing, received the Bryan Public Service Award for faculty for her work as the director of the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative. Addressing workforce gaps and poorer health outcomes in rural counties, Zomorodi’s work benefits North Carolina’s rural health systems as well as the professional students across Carolina’s health professional schools. More than 150 interprofessional students have partnered with sites across five rural North Carolina counties and gained education and a clinical immersion experience with underserved populations. Zomorodi’s work aims to invest the University’s resources and students back into North Carolina
Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice, Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL selected by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to the prestigious honor of membership. Zomorodi joins leaders to advance health policy for a healthier NC.
Congratulations to IPEP Director, Philip Rodgers, Pharm.D. for being selected UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Instructor of the Year! Rodgers wins top award