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Kari Revens

Through Service to Others, Public Health Doctoral Student Discovers the Leader Within
May 24, 2017

Once in a while, you run across one of those people who, like a drop of water in a pool, creates ripples that affect everyone they touch. Keri Revens is one of those people. Keri is one of several Charlotte graduate students and faculty who, collectively, contribute more than 60 hours each week...

Health Risk Asessment Program

VIDEO: CHHS Program Provides Health Risk Screenings to Hundreds
May 22, 2017

by: Amanda O'Hara Spectrum News On the campus of UNC Charlotte in North Carolina, a health risk assessment program is not only researching health patterns and a person's health risks, but providing health numbers to people within minutes. It's considered a hidden gem on the campus, but the...

Gina Wilson

VIDEO: Nursing Alumna Gina Wilson Helps Babies Breathe in Tanzania
May 18, 2017

Video courtesy UNC Charlotte Alumni Affairs

UNC Charlotte students in Nicaragua

A Spring Break to Remember in Nicaragua
May 4, 2017

A group of UNC Charlotte students took part in a spring break to write home about this year, but not for the reasons you might expect. The 30 students from degree programs across campus eschewed familiar vacation destinations to travel to Nicaragua on a volunteer medical mission...

Public health students

Public Health Sciences Students, Faculty Participate in Charlotte March for Science
April 27, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, faculty and graduate students from the Department of Public Health Sciences joined scientists and science advocates from numerous disciplines in Charlotte’s March for Science.  The Earth Day event, which drew over 1,000 participants, was part of the first ever...

Dean VanHart

49er Perspective: Respiratory Therapy Student Dean Van Hart
April 25, 2017

49er Perspective tells the story of the College of Health and Human Services through the eyes of students.  by: BSRT student Dean VanHart I have worked my way through life, and started my educational journey by working while taking classes, both full-time, to receive my Associates Degree in...

Standing Desk

Should You Take a Stand at Work? Kinesiology Experts Debate the Benefits of Standing Desks
April 19, 2017

Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin—what do these highly successful figures have in common? They all used standing desks. In fact, you may be reading this while standing at your desk. Standing desks and...

Stacey Myers

Senior Kinesiology Major Named Student Employee of the Year
April 13, 2017

Student Employee of the Year Stacey Myers plans to put her work experience with Recreational Services to use as a graduate assistant this fall. A student in the Department of Kinesiology, Myers is scheduled to graduate in May, after which she will oversee personal fitness at the University of...

Ari Whiteman

Student-Led Public Health Research Targets Mosquito Hotspots
April 11, 2017

As temperatures spike each spring, mosquitos start to swarm. They bring with them an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases and a need to understand how to guard against these pesky – and at times –dangerous insects. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County...

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UNC Charlotte Research Aids Emergency Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse
April 5, 2017

UNC Charlotte clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused. Jordan, who is also an active nurse practitioner, created the study, which is titled “Pediatric...