“To my knowledge, no other business school has undertaken what we are doing — collaborating across our campus to establish a business of health initiative that will be second to none in the world,” said Doug Shackelford ’80 (B.S.B.A.), dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “If we do this right, we will have an impact on our state that will ultimately extend to the rest of the U.S. and the world.”
Healthcare in the U.S. is big business – equivalent to the fifth largest economy in the world, with more than $3 trillion spent annually. It also has big challenges regarding costs, affordability, access, outcomes, and regulatory and policy concerns.
To tackle the complex issues facing business and society, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School launched the Center for the Business of Health. The multidisciplinary initiative connects the Business School with UNC’s leading health sciences divisions.
The Carolina community believes in collaboration in a way that not every university does.