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School of Social Work Awarded $1.8 Million to Improve Access to Behavioral Health
September 21, 2017

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand integrated care practices across the Charlotte region. Awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a sub-agency of HHS, the...

Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Kinesiology Professor Abbey Thomas-Fenwick Quoted in New York Times
September 20, 2017

Rest and recovery are key, but injuries shouldn't turn you into a couch potato. Kinesiology professor Abbey Thomas talks rehabilitation with The New York Times in this article on sports injuries and arthritis in joints. READ MORE

Schaffernoth Family

Mary Gwen Robins Schaffernoth Scholarship to Benefit Nurses in Training
September 12, 2017

The family of the late UNC Charlotte School of Nursing alumna Mary Gwen Schaffernoth has endowed a scholarship in her memory. Established by a $28,000 donation by Mary Gwen’s husband, Chas, the Mary Gwen Robins Schaffernoth Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a...

Jeannine Skinner

University Community Mourns Death Of A Colleague
September 5, 2017

We lost a member of our UNC Charlotte community this weekend. Jeannine Skinner, assistant professor of gerontology/psychology in the Department of Psychological Science, passed away at age 35. She was found in an apartment in the Ayrsley community in southwest Charlotte on Friday, after police...

Annelise Mennicke

NBC News: Social Work Professor Talks Technology and Sexual Assault Prevention
August 28, 2017

UNC Charlotte social work professor Annelise Mennicke researches and advocates for sexual assualt prevention. Mennicke sat down with NBC News to discuss how new technology is helping to make a difference. WATCH

Dean's Duo

Dean's Duo: Welcome Back
August 21, 2017

1) Although it is always with mixed emotions that I acknowledge the end of summer, I could not be more excited about another amazing beginning to what I know will be a memorable and productive academic year here in the College of Health and Human Services.  I am so pleased to welcome the...

Connie Mele

Nursing Alum Connie Mele Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
August 17, 2017

School of Nursing alumna Connie Mele (BSN '84, MSN '96) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS), for her outstanding career in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Mele currently serves as assistant public health...

Human Trafficking

LISTEN: Social Work Alumna Fights Human Trafficking
August 15, 2017

Charlotte is a hot spot for human trafficking.  North Carolina is a top-ten state for the practice and because of its geography, Charlotte is the number one city for human trafficking in the state.  Young people are particularly vulnerable to this and some groups are jumping...

Grandfather and grandchild

Researchers to Study Method for Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
August 8, 2017

A new UNC Charlotte study is set to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention aimed at supporting grandparents raising their grandchildren. Led by Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, director of the interdisciplinary Gerontology Program and supported by a grant from the Southminster senior...

Charlotte Research Scholars

CHHS Students Thrive as Charlotte Research and Community Scholars
August 3, 2017

Engaging summer opportunities are an important part of the educational experience at the College of Health and Human Services, and help students prepare for successful careers in their respective fields. The Charlotte Research Scholars and Charlotte Community Scholars programs are two among many...