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A new grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow UNC Charlotte social work professor Annelise Mennicke to investigate the effectiveness of a national violence prevention program while receiving valuable mentorship and professional development in the process. Dr. Mennicke’s research will focus on the Green Dot bystander intervention program, one among several […]

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The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) at UNC Charlotte is now offering spring admissions. The program’s rolling application cycle will begin accepting applications for spring admissions starting on September 7th. The priority deadline for spring applications is November 1st. UNC Charlotte is one of only three MPH programs in the state to offer a […]

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Catrine Tudor-Locke, dean of the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services, was named the 2019 Alumna of the Year by the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. “Catrine is an esteemed researcher known worldwide for her work in the field of walking behavior and an excellent example of alumni who have formed the […]

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The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services is pleased to annouce its 2018-2019 Faculty Teaching and Staff Employee of the Year Awards. Two winners from the Department of Public Health Sciences were honored at the August All-College Meeting. Graduate Teaching Dr.Ahmed Arif, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences Mentoring Excellence Deborah Beete, […]

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by: Julia Stullken, Master of Public Health student, and Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow, MPH Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2018 is critical of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response times and how they differ across socioeconomic […]

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The latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) focuses on how technology and big data can impact healthcare in North Carolina. The issue was co-edited by Dr. Michael Thompson, associate chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Michael Dulin, director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation. “We […]

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Shortly after San Antonio Assistant City Manager and UNC Charlotte Health Services Research alumna Colleen Bridger helped open San Antonio’s Migrant Resource Center, a crew from conspiracy website InfoWars showed up to shoot a video stoking fears that the influx of immigrants would bring Ebola and other infectious diseases into the city. Rather than slam […]

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Health officials and leading researchers in North Carolina and South Carolina have created a new collaborative effort to end the HIV epidemic in both states. Carolinas United to End HIV (CUE-HIV) is a partnership between the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the State of South Carolina Department of Health and […]

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by: Julia Stullken, MPH student, and Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow, MPH Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences The recent measles outbreaks in Rockland County, New York (2019) and California (2015) are examples of how globalization and insufficient vaccination rates continue to affect the spread of infectious diseases. Measles was considered […]

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America’s food deserts have proven resistant to innovation in the past, with efforts like mobile grocery trucks and community gardens making at best a small dent in the problem. Now, the private and public sectors are betting on technology to provide solutions for the 37 million Americans living in neighborhoods without ready access to fresh […]

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by: Julia Stullken, Master of Public Health student UNC Charlotte was recently named a “Leader” by the Brookings Institution. Brookings is a nonprofit policy organization that conducts research that encourages innovative ways to solve societal issues. Their recent article, titled “Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most” analyzes the efforts of hundreds of […]

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The UNC Charlotte community is pleased to welcome Catrine Tudor-Locke as dean of the College of Health and Human Services beginning August 2019. Tudor-Locke joins the University from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is associate dean for research and administration in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Prior to her current […]

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On March 26, UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative hosted its second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference. This half-day event held at the Ritz-Carlton featured several keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and a networking reception for attendees, academics, and professionals. Among the 300 attendees were Dr. Laura Gunn and the first Health Informatics and […]

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We have 1,009 declared HSMT majors, and are also projected to have 88 HSMT graduates this semester!

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A recent $67,000 grant from Steelcase Education’s Active Learning Center will help UNC Charlotte further advance its goals to increase active learning instruction on campus. The grant will fund a new active learning classroom in the College of Health and Human Services. Active learning is an instruction approach that encourages student engagement, collaboration and creativity […]

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Working with diverse teams is an essential skill for public health professionals. Public health issues are multifaceted and can span several domains including healthcare, housing, education, transportation, and finance. For this reason, public health practitioners must be able to work with professionals from a variety of backgrounds. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) guides curriculum for […]

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If the Affordable Care Act were repealed, it could have grave consequences for some. Insurance companies could deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, re-implement lifetime limits, and various other policies. WCCB speaks to Dr. Michael Thompson to elaborate on the possible effects of repealing the ACA. Watch the Video

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by: Julia Stullken, Master of Public Health student A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health discusses the importance of where a person lives in determining health. Researchers describe a growing “rural mortality penalty,” characterized by a shift in mortality rate disparities from urban to rural populations. That is to say, over the […]