PHS Students Among The 15 recognized With University Commendation For Leadership And Service 

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Two PHS students were among the fifteen recently recognized by the university for their leadership and service activities. Raven Huiel, a double-major in public health and health systems management who has been deeply involved in Leadership & Community Engagement. She has been a STAR peer mentor for Leadership Fellows, is a graduate of the Executive Leadership […]

MPH Student Unique Kumtap Named Commencement Bell Ringer

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MPH student Unique Kumtap was selected as the bell ringer for the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday afternoon May 11, 2024. Read the full article HERE.

PHS PhD Student Shanika Butts Awarded 2024 Graduate School Summer Fellowship

Shanika Butts, a PhD student in Public Health Sciences, has been selected as an awardee for the Graduate School Summer Fellowship. Shanika’s application, titled “The More You Know: Using Preconception Care to Reduce Pregnancy-related Hypertensive Disorders among Black Women in the US,” has been recognized for its potential impact on addressing health disparities. As part […]


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Isaac Olufadewa has been awarded by the prestigious and highly competitive Diversity Fellowship to participate in the 2024 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods supported by University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost to promote quantitative training among graduate students from underrepresented groups. This scholarship, granted […]

PHS PhD Student Isis Bey Elected As Chair for Mecklenburg County Multicultural Tobacco-Free Coalition and Nominated for the Crowns for Enterprise Reward

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PHS PhD student Isis Bey has been selected to join the Mecklenburg County Multicultural Tobacco-Free Coalition as a Chair member. The Multicultural Tobacco-Free Coalition is convened by the Mecklenburg County Public Health’s Office of Chronic Disease Policy & Prevention and is funded by The Center for Black Health & Equity and will launch on April 19th. The coalition aims […]

National Public Health Week Events & Keynote Speaker

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Public Health Sciences is hosting events during National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 1st-7th, 2024. This year’s theme is “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.” MONDAY, April 1stDaily Theme: Civic Engagement Come use your voice to make a difference! Write a local representative to advocate for something you believe in. Prompts, […]

MHA Students Attend ACHE Congress

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A group of 20 MHA Students attended ACHE congress for an intensive immersion in healthcare leadership and management. They were joined on this trip by adjunct faculty, MHA alumnus, and ACHE Fellow Kenny Winn. At Congress, students attended informational sessions, mingled at student and alumni networking dinners, and improved their professional development skills through resume […]

PHS doctoral student Shanika Jerger Butts discusses black maternal health with Congresswoman Alma Adams

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Ahead of Black Maternal Health Week (11-17 APR), PHS doctoral student Shanika Jerger Butts joined Chancellor Gabor and several other CHHS colleagues in a conversation with Congresswoman Alma Adams.  Shanika discussed how her dissertation work and her community activism draw upon her own experiences and her desire to give back to her community.  Shanika shared with Congresswoman Adams, […]

Dr. Lorenzo Hopper named MCH Faculty Fellow 

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Assistant Professor Dr. Lorenzo Hopper was selected as one of 10 early and mid-career public health faculty members to the National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center Faculty Development Fellowship Program at Diverse Institutions. This Faculty Fellowship program will support the fellows in advancing their MCH work and scholarship in areas including public […]

Dr. Michael Thompson Comments On NC’s Delayed Death Reporting

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Associate Professor Dr. Michael Thompson commented to WJZY TV on the impacts of North Carolina’s delayed reporting of death data to the CDC. See the segment HERE.