CHHS Alum to Lead Nation's 7th Largest Health District
January 19, 2017
Colleen Bridger, who holds a Master's in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from UNC Charlotte, has been named director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Bridger previously worked as director of the Orange County, North Carolina health department. ...
Symposium Tackles Key Issues in Military Health
January 10, 2017
The UNC Charlotte Academy for Veteran and Military Health this fall led a symposium and research roundtable that brought together scholars and practitioners focused on addressing major questions in military health.
The event was held as the College of Health and Human Services prepares for its...
Donation Boosts CHHS Health Outreach at Charlotte Community Center
December 21, 2016
The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services is elevating ongoing efforts to address health disparities in the area following a $44,000 donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The donation will fund an on-site graduate assistant, health risk screenings, and exercise...
CHHS Names Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
December 5, 2016
The College of Health and Human Services has named Dr. Susan Sell the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
Sell’s tenure follows a one-year stint as Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. In her new position, Sell will work to increase research and student funding...
CHHS Researchers to Study Needs of Charlotte Area Seniors
November 21, 2016
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will soon have a better understanding of the needs of older adults in the area following “Meck50+”, a study led by UNC Charlotte and funded by the Southminster continuing care retirement community.
Unprecedented demographic changes including the retirement of the...
VIDEO: Exponential - The Power of Outreach
November 10, 2016
Social work professor Lori Thomas knows that the mission of North Carolina's urban research university involves deep engagement in the off-campus community, as well as in the classroom.
COPD Symposium Draws More Than 200
November 9, 2016
More than 200 healthcare providers from across the region involved in the care of COPD patients attended the 2016 Carolinas COPD Symposium at UNC Charlotte, which was hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the Department of Public Health Sciences.
The symposium provided an opportunity for...