Dr. Pam Silberman, immediate past president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and clinical professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the North Carolina Hospital Association’s 2014 Meritorious Service Award. The award is given each year to recognize outstanding service to the health care field.
[Photo: Dr. Pam Silberman (second from left) poses at the NCHA awards ceremony with (l-r) NCHA president Mr. Bill Pully, her husband Mr. Jack Holtzman, and NCHA board chair Mr. Bill Paugh. Photo courtesy of NCHA]
Dr. Silberman accepted the award July 17 at the NCHA’s summer membership meeting.
“NCHA is proud to honor Dr. Silberman for her leadership, analysis, and instruction on complex health issues,” said Mr. William A. Pully, president of NCHA. “She has been a vital force in health care policy development in North Carolina, and we have all benefited from her work.”
Since joining the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) in 1999, Dr. Silberman has spearheaded the research and analysis of nearly every state policy related to health care.
Under her leadership, the NCIOM has sponsored task forces to examine preventive dental care, evidence-based strategies to improve population health, suicide prevention, behavioral health needs of active and returning members of the military and their families, and a statewide preventive action plan, to name only a few.