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About Rose Hoban

Rose Hoban spent more than six years as the health reporter for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, where she covered health care, state health policy, science and research with a focus on public health issues.She left to start North Carolina Health News after watching many of her professional peers Hoban took a circuitous route into journalism—after a decade of practicing nursing, she put down her stethoscope, picked up a pen, and enrolled at UC Berkeley’s journalism school. While at Berkeley, she also earned a master’s in public health policy. Hoban has also aired stories on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and News and Notes, Living on Earth, the California Report and KQED FM news. She’s also published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and the Anchorage Daily News and in the North Carolina Medical Journal. She spent three years as a weekly freelance contributor to Voice of America radio news, where she wrote about research and international public health issues. Hoban’s work has been recognized both regionally and nationally with numerous awards, including the broadcast journalism’s highest award—the Columbia-DuPont, a Gracie Award, an Edward R Morrow award, and a Society for Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade award. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship by the Association of Health Care Journalists to do in-depth reporting on North Carolina’s mental health system. She has also been a Knight Digital Media Fellow. Hoban has an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia and another in nursing from the Catholic University of America. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, a computer scientist.

Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

An FDA ban on kratom is scheduled to take effect on Friday. By Rebecca Smith Side Effects Public Media As of the September 30, a relatively..

September 29, 2016 with 0 Comments
Symposium Gives Providers Insight on Transgender Patients

Symposium Gives Providers Insight on Transgender Patients

Dozens of health providers spent last weekend in Asheville, learning how to better care for transgender patients. By Rose Hoban Even as..

September 28, 2016 with 1 Comment
Rally Cheers Addiction Recovery, Seeks Freedom from Stigma

Rally Cheers Addiction Recovery, Seeks Freedom from Stigma

The annual event brought together advocates and former addicts, looking for increased visibility for successful recovery from substance..

September 13, 2016
Memories and Art Mix for Dementia Patients at the Nasher

Memories and Art Mix for Dementia Patients at the Nasher

A monthly program gives people coping with memory loss a day of friendship and stimulation. By Rose Hoban Stephanie Kahn stands in front of..

September 9, 2016
Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

The high profile lead-in-water problem in Flint, Michigan has prompted state lawmakers’ concern over the condition of the water in school..

September 8, 2016
New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

The state’s newest psychiatric facility was plagued by delays. Now that it’s open, will there be fewer people in the state’s..

August 31, 2016
Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Former State Epidemiologist Megan Davies recounts how workers in the Division of Public Health told her they felt betrayed by the person..

August 19, 2016
Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

The rate of suicide in the transgender community is staggeringly high. This week, activists gathered in Asheville to find ways to change..

August 16, 2016
Epidemiologist Resignation Points to Bigger Problem in State Departments

Epidemiologist Resignation Points to Bigger Problem in State Departments

Events leading up to the resignation of Megan Davies reveal how her former state department has become politicized. By Rose Hoban Timeline..

August 12, 2016
Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Most of NC’s Well-Known Hospitals Score Low In Medicare’s New Ratings

Only four North Carolina hospitals received the top rating in a new federal five-star hospital rating system released this week. By Jordan..

July 29, 2016
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