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Colleen Bridger

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. ...

Veterans Symposium

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...

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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...

Amelia Coonrod

Passionate Advocate: Personal Experience Inspires Alumna to Aid Persons with Disabilities
December 14, 2016

On bad days, getting out of bed feels almost impossible for Amelia Coonrod. On the good ones — the days when her back doesn’t hurt as much and her energy is up — things are a little bit easier. But cerebral palsy affects her life every day. Coonrod was born three months premature and diagnosed at...

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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...

Bret Wood

VIDEO: Athletic Training Coordinator Bret Wood Talks Concussions in Wake of Kuechly Injury
November 23, 2016

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday afternoon that star linebacker Luke Kuechly is under concussion protocol.  Most of the country watched Thursday night as one of the NFL's brightest stars was carted off the field, having trouble breathing and crying. Bret Wood, UNC...

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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...

Professor Lori Thomas

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

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...


UNC Charlotte CHHS and Mecklenburg County Health Department Launch Academy for Public Health Innovation
November 3, 2016

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services and Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) have launched a new partnership designed to improve community health and enhance education. The Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI) will strive to make Charlotte the nation’s...