Departmental News

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Dr. Michael Thompson chosen as Delta Omega President-Elect

   November 9, 2022

During its National Council meeting held in conjunction with the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, Dr. Michael Thompson was chosen as President-Elect of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. 

Dr. Thompson’s two-year term as President-elect begins on January 1, 2023 and runs through the end of 2024.  The role also carries...

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Charlotte Public Health Sciences Team Receives CDC Grant to Develop Next-Generation Mathematical Models of Infectious Diseases

   October 16, 2022

A UNC Charlotte team, led by Dr. Shi Chen, has received nearly $750,000 in a highly competitive three-year U01 (cooperative agreement) grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop novel mathematical models of infectious diseases and train the next-...

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PHS PhD Student, Isaac Olufadewa, Attends One Young World Summit

   September 5, 2022

Isaac Olufadewa was selected to attend as one of the moderators/speakers on the 'health equity' theme at the prestigious One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit. 

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PHS Faculty Teach the Science Behind Happiness

   August 12, 2022

In the last 20 years, happiness has emerged as a study with a scientific basis. UNC Charlotte faculty and students are finding how it can teach us all to lead better and more rewarding lives.  

At the height of the pandemic, two public health professors—Deborah Beete and ...

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Dr. Michele Issel, Professor Emerita, Comments in Washington Post Article

   August 3, 2022

Dr. Michele Issel, a public health professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, discusses how the division between political parties in the United States is negatively impacting the public's health.  

UNC Charlotte's Niner Insider recognizes  Dr. Michele Issel

On August 2nd, Dr. Michele Issel was referenced in the Media...

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UNC Charlotte Student Shares Perspective on Ukraine and her Home Country’s Crisis

   July 19, 2022

Sasha Zabelski’s parents fled Ukraine months before she was born. Now she rediscovers a connection to her home country through political activism and outreach on the conflict.

Ukrainian Immigrants Begin New Life in U.S.

Before she was born, Sasha Zabelski’s parents fled to New York City from Kiev. It had been two...

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Looking Back Home: Student Creates Nonprofit to Support the African Town That Raised Him

   June 9, 2022

Emery Ngamasana went home after almost two decades away. What he saw moved him to create a nonprofit that improves the conditions of the rural communities he came from.

Going Home to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after 20 Years

Emery Ngamasana, a Ph.D. student in ...

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UNC Charlotte Graduate Helps Feed Thousands Across the City

   March 1, 2022

In 2019, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays fed over 80,000 Charlotte residents, enough to...

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UNC Charlotte Receives Grant to Develop Suicide Prevention Programs

   August 26, 2021

UNC Charlotte will soon be able to build sustainable trauma-focused, resilience-oriented campus suicide prevention policies, programs and networks thanks to the three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The grant totals about $300,000 over three years and will start on Sept. 30.  

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Health Systems Management Information Session

Want to learn more about the Health Systems Management program?
   August 5, 2021

Join us for the Health Systems Management (HSMT) Information Session on Tuesday, August 24, 1-2pm in CHHS 131.  This event is open to anyone interested in learning about the HSMT program at UNC Charlotte or the health systems management field in general. The session will cover general program information, discuss career prospects, and answer questions.  Contact M.A.Smith@uncc....

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