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Bill Brandon

Brandon Endowment to Expand UNC Charlotte Health Policy Research Capabilities
March 6, 2017

UNC Charlotte professor emeritus Bill Brandon and his wife, Pam Fawcett-Brandon, have made a significant contribution in support of the College of Health and Human Services’ (CHHS) health policy agenda through the creation of the Pam-Fawcett-Brandon and William P. Brandon Endowment. This generous...

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"Conversations of the Heart" Symposium to Address Organ Donation Shortages
February 9, 2017

The demand for organ transplants in the United States continues to outpace the supply by a ratio of five-to-one.  Sadly, on the day you read this release, 21 people will die as a result of the organ shortage.  On February 14th, representatives of the Charlotte Eye Bank, the Organ...

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Dr. Jane Neese Promoted to Senior Associate Dean
February 8, 2017

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Neese, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been promoted to Senior Associate Dean for the College. In her expanded role, Neese, who has served as an associate dean since 2002, will continue to...

UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services Dean's Duo

Dean's Duo: College Sponsors Implicit Bias Event, Reaches $5 Million Research Goal
February 3, 2017

    1) Last week, I was able to participate in an extraordinary event at UNC Charlotte Center City that the College of Health and Human Services proudly co-sponsored. The talk on the issue of “Implicit Bias” attracted between 250 and 300 students, judicial decision makers, public...

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UNC Charlotte Veterans Health Conference to Address Reintegration to Civilian Roles
February 1, 2017

Returning veterans often face serious challenges as they reintegrate to civilian roles. This task can be even more demanding when the returning service member has suffered a traumatic injury. Supporting veterans and their families through this process is the focus of the 2017 UNC Charlotte Veterans...

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Dean's Duo: Neese Promoted, Generous Gift from Former Professor
January 29, 2017

The Dean’s Duo is a brief, regular pairing of news or activities that Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, wants to share with students, faculty and friends of the College. 1) I could not be more pleased to announce that the College has received a very...

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. ...

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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...