|Holmes selected for Triangle Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ leadership award|
Mark Holmes, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management, was selected by the Triangle Business Journal as a recipient of its '40 Under 40' Leadership Award for 2012.
Holmes is senior research fellow, co-director of the Program on Health Care Economics, and finance co-director at UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He also directs Sheps Center's North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center.
His interests include hospital finance, rural health, health policy and patient-centered outcomes research.
Holmes served as vice president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, where he gained experience in North Carolina health policy. In 2010, he received the business journal's Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award as a result of his state policy work.
"Dr. Holmes represents an example of true leadership among our faculty, as he is conducting real-world research to help improve the health of North Carolina's 2.7 million rural residents," said Peggy Leatt, PhD, professor and chair of the health policy and management department. "Mark will continue to play a significant role in the future of the health of our state and in the future of the University. I am delighted to have him on our team."
"These leadership awards were created to recognize young leaders in our community who aren't just top talent in their fields," said publisher Bryan Hamilton, on the journal's website. "They are making our region stronger with their expertise, passion, drive and influence."