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In 2019, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays fed over 80,000 Charlotte residents, enough to fill Bank of America Stadium. In 2020, that number jumped to over 120,000. “We saw a dramatic, overnight increase in food insecurity during the pandemic,” explained Tina Postel, CEO of Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. In May of 2021, the two organizations merged […]

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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. “This was […]

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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. […]

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UNC Charlotte graduate Andrea Badillo-Perez was accepted to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Duke, Virginia, Georgetown, UNC-Chapel Hill, Miami and NYU. She’s graduating with degrees in biology and psychology and a minor in public health. Read more from Fox 46

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Researchers from the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences found that early adoption of state-directed mandatory face mask policies was associated with a 10% reduced mortality risk ratio across all counties and a 5% reduced mortality risk ratio among urban counties.

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Data remains crucial to understanding the impact and spread of COVID-19 around the globe. Rajib Paul, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Science, joined the Charlotte Business Buzz podcast with colleague Jean-Claude Thill to discuss an effort by UNC Charlotte’s interdisciplinary School of Data Science to leverage data to slow the spread […]

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Visitors to her office at the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services will sometimes hear Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke before they round the corner leading to her door. She has a laugh that carries. You might also be greeted by the drumbeat of her shoes as they connect with the treadmill under her standing […]

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Throughout the fall semester, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows in a variety of academic programs went to work in campus labs that are testing wastewater samples for COVID-19 and as contact tracers undertaking essential public health activities. Not only have they contributed to the campus’ efforts to mitigate the disease […]

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Keith Carnes, MHA (‘07), PhD (‘16), is leading UNC Charlotte’s COVID-19 contact tracing activities. In this role, which supplanted his adjunct faculty service. He was challenged to launch the program within a matter of weeks, including recruiting and training 21 individuals, primarily UNC Charlotte students, as contact tracers or investigators, and designing protocols consistent with […]

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Comfort Olorunsaiye, a 2015 Ph.D. graduate of the UNC Charlotte’s Health Services Research program has been selected to receive a Changemakers Grant from the Society for Family Planning, allowing her to research perceived risk and impacts of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive behaviors in specific populations. The aim of the grant is to respond to institutionalized […]

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A new study released by UNC Charlotte researchers has found the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with concerning mental health effects among vulnerable community members in Charlotte. The study assessed COVID-19-specific stress, rates of mental health symptoms, alcohol use, domestic violence, relationship quality and coping efforts, and interest in and barriers to low cost mental health […]

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The UNC Charlotte Young Alumni Chapter’s 10 Under Ten Awards aim to recognize exceptional UNC Charlotte alumni who have graduated within the past ten years. Created in 2018, the award program shines a spotlight on graduates who are not only staking their claim in their professional careers, but who are also heavily involved in the […]

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Associate Professor Rob Cramer, Ph.D., of the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences is the recipient of the 2020 American Public Health Association Award for Excellence, presented each year to a living individual for exceptionally meritorious contributions to the improvement of health of people. Cramer has extensive research and expertise in the area of […]

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A new article co-authored by UNC Charlotte public health researchers is exploring peer sexuality education at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and community colleges. UNC Charlotte public health faculty members Jessamyn Bowling and Lorenzo Hopper collaboration with faculty at Johnson C. Smith University and Central Piedmont Community College to publish […]

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WBTV News spoke with Dr. Beth Racine, a professor of public health at UNC Charlotte, and Dr. Corliss Solomon, a recent UNC Charlotte public health doctoral program graduate, for tips on and staying on the right track when it comes to nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. WATCH THE VIDEO

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For students in doctoral programs in public health, there’s more to the day-to-day than learning theory and research methods. For many public health professionals, connecting with the community and sharing their research with diverse audiences is also an important part of the job. The UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences addresses this role throughout […]

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UNC Charlotte and its many partners through the UCITY Family Zone are continuing to expand their efforts to improve social determinants of health in the local community with a $220,000 grant award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. With this funding, the UCITY Family Zone will further its work in addressing social drivers of […]

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Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services, and Gibbie Harris, Director of Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH), have appointed Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences Dr. Michael E. Thompson as Acting Director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI) through August 2021. APHI, a novel collaborative of researchers, […]