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Graduate Students Wins Statewide Award for Social Work
January 21, 2016

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has selected Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate student Aayla Alexander as the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award.  The award recognizes Alexander’s dedication to the social work profession through her...

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Multi-Million Dollar Belk Gym Renovation Benefits Kinesiology Department
January 13, 2016

A freshly upgraded Belk Gymnasium is open for business following a nearly $20 million renovation. Students and visitors to the facility will find vastly improved spaces for learning and physical activity at the home of the Department of Kinesiology. The department directly...

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Nursing Workshop Addresses Child Maltreatment
January 6, 2016

Nurses from across Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools traveled to UNC Charlotte’s campus recently for a workshop on diagnosing and dealing with child maltreatment. School of Nursing clinical professor Kathy Jordan led the half-day event, which provided a comprehensive overview of child...

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Doctoral Students Share Research Findings
December 18, 2015

Future health services researchers presented findings from their semester-long projects at the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services earlier this month. The Health Services Research Doctoral students offered insights on a broad range of topics, from health disparities in the Hispanic...

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Public Health Summit Connects Teens, Health Info and Technology
December 15, 2015

Teenagers from across the region gathered at the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services this month to learn how to make informed decisions about their health and relationships, and how tech they may take for granted can help them along the way. The Department of Public Health Sciences...

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VIDEO: Social Work Professor Susan McCarter on Disparity in the Justice System
December 10, 2015

The blindfolded image of lady justice has long represented the ideals of America's judicial system. Yet a mounting series of public incidents between police and African-Americans, and data on the effects of socioeconomic status, race and education suggest that justice in America is far from blind....

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Kinesiology Lecturer Recognized for Top Presentation at International Conference
December 2, 2015

Senior Department of Kinesiology lecturer Roy Fielding has been recognized for an outstanding presentation at the 2015 World Conference on Drowning Prevention. Fielding’s presentation on the Lifeguard Rescue Reporting System he developed was one of four designated as "outstanding" by the...

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Athletic Training Alum Saves High School Soccer Player's Life
November 19, 2015

On an otherwise unremarkable afternoon, athletic trainer Heather Teague was making her rounds at Charlotte’s Providence Day School team practices, when a feeling in the pit of her stomach made her stop. She paused to scan her surroundings, and Teague's eyes eventually came to rest on a...

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New Part-Time Master of Social Work Degree Built for Working Professionals
November 17, 2015

A new master’s program in the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work will make it possible for enrollees to earn a graduate degree as a part-time student while taking many classes remotely. The School of Social Work will begin offering a part time plan of study for its Master of Social Work (MSW)...

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Public Health Expert Urges Caution on Lower Target Blood Pressure Recommendations
November 16, 2015

While a landmark study shows treating high blood pressure with more intensive management may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, a UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health professor says the findings may be more nuanced than they first appear. The clinical trial from the...