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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. LISTEN  

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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...

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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...

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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...

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UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Awarded $2 Million for Graduate School Scholarships
August 25, 2016

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to provide scholarships for graduate students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds who are preparing for careers in behavioral health care. 100 students will receive full academic scholarships to...

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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...

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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...