Departmental News

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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 […]

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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.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Kayla Walker is pursuing her bachelors degree in public health and mathematics on a pre-medicine track. This has contributed to her passion of closing the health disparities gap that exists for women of color. The Boston-based nonprofit Campus Compact listed Kayla as one of their 2023-2024 Newman Civic Fellows. This fellowship allowed for Kayla and […]

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Makala Carrington (BSPH ’19) has exemplified remarkable leadership across a multitude of sectors, most notably in public health, military service, ministry, academia and community involvement. Throughout her five-year public health journey, she has accrued significant experience, working at the local and federal levels of government to help improve the lives of those who need it […]

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Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Thompson as the interim chair for a proposed new academic department in the college.  The new unit, provisionally named The Department of Health Management and Policy, will be established on July 1. This new academic unit will […]

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MPH Director, Deborah Beete, has been named officially named as a University marshal for Fall 2023 Commencement. She will act as marshal for the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, for the College of Arts + Architecture, Belk College of Business, College of Computing and Informatics, and College of Health and Human Services. Read […]

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Samara Gibson is pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in physical activity and nutrition. As a graduate assistant for the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, she has found a meaningful way to contribute to the well-being of her fellow students. Join Gibson in supporting the pantry as part of the University’s #GivingTuesday initiative.   Read […]

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Derek Long LLC in association with NCSD presents “All the Oxytocin in Your Fingertips,” an immersive experience for Deaf and Non-Deaf alike. All proceeds will benefit Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community. About the play: A Deaf of Hearing individual, raised in a caustic 1990s household where sign language is forbidden, secretly navigates three different […]

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First-generation Niners make up a large percentage of UNC Charlotte’s population. During First-Generation Celebration Week, Dr. Lorenzo Hopper, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and faculty advisor to the First Gen Niners student organization shares his journey. Click here to read the whole story.

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Dr. Meagan Zarwell, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, spoke with QCity Metro about the HIV and syphilis epidemics and the campus HIV testing events being held throughout Charlotte in October.  The events are organized under the aegis of The Academy for Population Health Innovation, the Department of Public Health Sciences and Mecklenburg County Public Health in partnership with JC Smith University, Queen’s University, […]