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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...

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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...

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Connie Mele ’84 Named 6th Distinguished Nursing Alumni
March 16, 2017

Connie Mele, MSN, RN, ‘84 has been named UNC Charlotte’s 6th Distinguished Nursing Alumna by the School of Nursing alumni chapter. The Distinguished Nursing Alumni award is bestowed upon an alumni that has made outstanding contributions to the School of Nursing or been recognized for exceptional...

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School of Social Work Offers New Practicum to Address Outreach in Latino Communities
March 13, 2017

In response to Charlotte’s increasingly diverse and rapidly growing Latino population, School of Social Work lecturer Roger Suclupe is bridging the gap between advocacy, outreach, and critical perspectives on social work policy through a new graduate course, Social Work Practice with Latino...

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...