US Marine, Afghanistan Vet Wins Fellowship for Kinesiology Master's Program
October 20, 2016
A young man with crew-cut hair and a crisp red polo sits in Fretwell Café, contemplating the size and contours of his fist. This is the average size of a human heart, he explains, but Lance Armstrong’s is probably larger due to his intense athleticism. He says simply, “I just love the human heart...
School of Nursing Named National Center for Excellence in Nursing Education
October 13, 2016
The National League of Nurses has selected the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing as a 2016 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
The School of Nursing received the designation for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. The NLN Center of Excellence (...
New Program Provides Free Health Screenings to Hundreds of Seniors
October 12, 2016
Hundreds of Charlotte seniors will receive detailed screenings and critical health interventions through the Department of Kinesiology’s Health Risk Assessment Lab as part of a new program funded by the Sharon Towers Continuing Care Retirement Community.
A donation of more $150,000 from Sharon...
Social Work Professor Discusses Racial Tensions in Charlotte on NPR
October 12, 2016
In the wake of the shooting of Keith Scott by Charlotte police and the sometimes violent protests that followed, social work professor Susan McCarter joined NPR's "Here and Now" to provide prospective on long-simmering racial tensions in Charlotte.
Public Health Professor Attends White House Briefing on Bisexuality
October 6, 2016
UNC Charlotte public health sciences professor Jessamyn Bowling recently participated in a White House community briefing on bisexuality. Held by the White House Office of Public Engagement to honor and recognize the contributions and experiences of the U.S. bisexual community, the briefing...
Statement from Dean Fey-Yensan on Recent Events in Charlotte
September 22, 2016
In light of the recent tragedies and events in the Charlotte region and across the country, I want to affirm that we in the College of Health and Human Services stand on the principle that diversity is the centerpiece of excellence, and that it is our collective responsibility to build and support...
Public Health Sciences Hosts Educational Consultant Jamie Piperato
September 8, 2016
The Department of Public Health Sciences opened the 2016-2017 academic year with a workshop on creating inclusive instructional and research environments, presented by educational consultant Jamie Piperato at the department’s annual retreat.
Piperato is a national student affairs speaker...
PHS Doctoral Student Addresses Health Disparities in Cabarrus County
August 8, 2016
Public health Ph.D. student Corliss Solomon is working with health policymakers in Cabarrus County to ensure programs intended to help underserved communities are operating effectively. ChangeLab Solutions recently wrote about her efforts to alleviate health disparities and connect research and...