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Electronic Devices May Hamper Teens’ Sleep
February 13, 2015

If you’ve walked into a darkened room recently, you may well have been greeted by the illuminated face of a friend or colleague staring intently into the warm glow of a computer screen. In all likelihood, you are yourself doing the same at this very moment. Digital devices have become intimately...


CHHS Receives $160,000 in Scholarship Funding
February 11, 2015

CHHS today learned the Lettie Pate White Foundation will provide the college a generous grant which will directly benefit students in the nursing and allied health professions. The foundation, which provides funding for female students with demonstrated financial need, pledged $160,000 to CHHS...


Inaugural Panel on Mecklenburg County Minority Health Disparities to Meet
February 10, 2015

North Carolina ranked 37th in a recent state-by-state assessment of the nation’s health. While public health solutions are very rarely defined by a single action or small series of actions, efforts to address the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations will play an important role in...

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Veterans' Health Panel Appears On WFAE Ahead of Upcoming Conference
February 19, 2015

A panel of veterans' healthcare experts appeared on WFAE's "Charlotte Talks" this week, offering a primer to a much anticipated conference on the subject set for next week at UNC Charlotte.  Former Deputy Surgeon General Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, the keynote speaker for the event...


Montoro-Rodriguez Leads Pilot Study Geared Towards Helping Custodial Grandmothers
December 12, 2014

Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Director of the Gerontology Program at CHHS, is leading a pilot study for an interventional program focused on custodial grandmothers.  The goal is to provide resources and guidance for grandmothers who serve as the primary caregiver for a grandchild.  The...


Dr. Joshua Noone and Dr. Chris Blanchette Lauded For Presentation on Cachexia at ISPOR’s European Congress
December 11, 2014

At the 17th annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Dr. Joshua Noone, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Chris Blanchette, Associate Dean of Research, presented a study on the national healthcare costs as they relate to Cachexia....


Dr. Michael Turner to Direct Healthy Aging Research Academy (HARA)
December 3, 2014

The College of Health and Human Services is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Turner, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, will be taking on the role as Director of the Healthy Aging Research Academy (HARA). Dr. Turner is not only a natural fit for this position because his research focuses on the...


Kulkarni and Team Identify Key Prevention Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence
November 25, 2014

Mecklenburg County community leaders and local, prominent health educators recently gathered together to hear Dr. Shanti Kulkarni present her team’s preliminary findings in regards to the Healthy Relationships Project.  The need for the research came about after a 2013 Mecklenburg County...


Newly-formed School of Social Work Draws National Accolades for Program
November 21, 2014

UNC Charlotte’s Social Work program has swiftly grown from its origins as a concentration unit within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology into a stand-alone program that is now drawing national recognition.  The program first began in the 1970s, eventually growing into a Council on...


Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Elizabeth Racine Help Cabarrus County Community Leaders Tackle Childhood Obesity
November 18, 2014

UNC Charlotte Public Health researchers Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Elizabeth Racine have partnered up with Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast and Cabarrus County community stakeholders to develop a childhood obesity action plan. Recent numbers suggest that 23% of children in the U.S. are obese and...