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Hosted by CBOH and NCGrowth, leaders from Carteret, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties, along with healthcare professionals and policymakers, met at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center for a community conversation about best practices and challenges in allocating opioid settlement funds.

Zoey Kernodle, CBOH Director, named one of Emory University’s 2023 40 Under Forty. This annual list recognizes alumni who are becoming pioneers in their field.

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), announced the appointment of three new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), as well as the reappointment of three current members, one of whom will continue to serve as Chair. The newly appointed members, whose terms begin in May 2023 and will expire in April 2026, are R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD, the Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago; and Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH, Founder and Executive Director of Senior PharmAssist, was newly appointed to serve out the remaining term of Marjorie Ginsburg (who recently resigned), which will expire in 2024.

Dr. Brian Miller, Adjunct Associate Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and CBOH Healthcare Faculty, hosted a panel featuring experts from the American Medical Association and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health to discuss the need for new device regulatory frameworks.

While the likes of commercial space travel and driverless cars are a source of skepticism for some, industries such as clean technology and lab grown meat hold huge potential for social impact.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler STAR program matches teams of the brightest MBA and Undergraduate Business students with corporate partners to solve their complex challenges. In this experiential program, students advance their professional skills and readiness for today’s dynamic business environment. Companies benefit from the STAR consulting services and our commitment to partner with regional, U.S. and global businesses.

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On May 19, 2021, Dr. Miller testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights. He addressed competition policy solutions to hospital consolidation, highlighting opportunities to combat consolidation through implementation of site neutral payment and Stark Law reform, along with opportunities to promote market entry through repeal of the ban on physician-owned hospitals.

Markus Saba (MBA ’93) couldn’t find the right book to use in his Healthcare Brand Plan class at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“Marketing books didn’t capture healthcare’s unique conditions and nuances,” says Saba, professor of the practice of marketing and executive in residence for the UNC Center for the Business of Health, “and healthcare-oriented books focused on the science but didn’t capture brand building.