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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...

Social Work Partnership

Partnership Trains Students to Provide Team-Based Mental Healthcare to Children and Families
March 28, 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 children have experienced a seriously debilitating mental health disorder at least some point in their lives.  For school-aged children, these disorders often impact the child’s health, well-being, as well as schools,...

Schweta Shah

A Name You Should Know: Health Services Research Student Shweta Shah
March 23, 2017

On a campus hosting more than 28,000 students, UNC Charlotte welcomes around 2,000 international students each year. With students both domestic and international creating the bright and diverse student population at UNC Charlotte, one international health services research PhD student has...

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Survey to Address Student Perception of Campus Climate
March 20, 2017

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national epidemic; 1 in 4 women report being assaulted during their time in college, impacting their emotional and physical health and academic success. Along with a myriad of other prevention efforts, the federal and state governments have prioritized the...