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Why Spirituality Matters in Social Work
August 4, 2016

UNC Charlotte scholar’s new book seeks to integrate spirituality, religion into practice Questions like “Why am I here” and “What is the meaning of life” are essential inquiries in many people’s lives. The intimacy and importance of such topics often leads their discussion to be limited to a...

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Nursing Program Offers New Path to Bachelor's Degree
July 25, 2016

A new program from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing will allow top students at local institutions of higher education to transition seamlessly from earning an associate’s degree to starting a bachelor’s. The early entry option paves the way for nursing students at affiliated schools to...

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State Leaders Roll Out Dementia Plan at Gerontology Program 25th Anniversary Celebration
June 15, 2016

The UNC Charlotte Gerontology Program celebrated its 25th anniversary this spring, and took the opportunity to help state leader roll out North Carolina’s first plan to comprehensively address dementia. Mark Hensley, an Alzheimer’s Specialist at the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult...

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VIDEO: CHHS Program Builds Healthy Lifestyles in Cabarrus County Preschoolers
June 9, 2016

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of experts are taking their message of healthy eating and excercise to the youngest citizens of Cabarrus County, all in an effort to stop issues with weight before they start. UNC Charlotte's Wills Citty reports. Building Healthy...

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Center for Health, Education and Opportunity Looks to Transform Charlotte's East Side
June 8, 2016

The UNC Charlotte Colleges of Health and Human Services and Education are partnering with the nonprofit Aldersgate retirement community to establish The Center for Health, Education and Opportunity, an outpost directed at reshaping Charlotte’s eastside community. The 6,000-square-foot Center...

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Future Nursing Student, Native of the Philippines, Adapts and Thrives
June 1, 2016

Republished with permission of The Dispatch by: Sheila Killebrew Photo: Sarah Louya Even though East Davidson High School senior Jea Garcia never met Mary Pope Osborne or Barbara Park, she can thank in part the authors of the "Magic Tree House" and the Junie B. Jones series, respectively,...

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UNC Charlotte Program Addresses Need for Latino Mental Health Services
May 25, 2016

An unfolding partnership between an interdisciplinary team at UNC Charlotte and the Camino Community Center is helping to address the mental health needs of Charlotte’s Latino community. Faculty from the Colleges of Education, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences collaborated...

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Inaugural Conference to "Pump Up the Volume" on Teen Media Literacy
May 16, 2016

Media literacy advocacy group I AM not the MEdia is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services and Shaping the Message Research Initiative to host the first inaugural Teen Media Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC.  The theme for the...

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CHHS Names New Chair of Department of Public Health Sciences
May 4, 2016

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services has selected Dr. Lyndie Forthofer as the new chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. A veteran public health researcher, Forthofer most recently served as Director of the Division of Epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public...

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Colleges of Health and Human Services and Education Announce Joint Graduate Certificate Program
April 11, 2016

The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development are pleased to announce the approval of a joint certificate program in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) focusing on children birth to five years of age and their families. Graduates of the Certificate program...