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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...


Climate Survey Seeks Feedback on Harassment and Violence on Campus
April 6, 2016

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national epidemic; 1 in 4 women report being assaulted during their time in college, impacting their emotional and physical health and academic success. Along with a myriad of other prevention efforts, the federal and state governments have prioritized the...

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Graduate Social Work Program Continues Climb in National Rankings
March 30, 2016

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work graduate program has climbed in to the top percent nationally in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The master of social work degree program moved up 12 spots on the 2016 list, from 68 to 56; 234 schools offer graduate degrees in social work...

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Lecturer Bret Wood Inducted into North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame
March 23, 2016

UNC Charlotte athletic training clinical coordinator Bret Wood is the 2016 inductee to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The award honors an NCATA athletic trainer with at least 20 years experience; nominees are put forward by peers and evaluated by the Board of...

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Social Work Task Force Would Serve Charlotte Latinos
March 14, 2016

A pair of UNC Charlotte social work master’s students have unveiled a plan to help provide mental health services to Charlotte’s underserved Latino population. MSW students Laura Pierce and Cameron Rifkin presented the plan at the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference after being...


CHHS Dean Talks Healthy Aging with Rotary Club
March 2, 2016

College of Health and Human Services Dean Nancy Fey-Yensan recently discussed healthy aging with the Rotary Club of Charlotte. Rotary club member George MacBain attended the event and wrote the following report, republished here with permission. It has been edited for length and format. In her...

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Seniors Learn Secrets to Staying Fit at Healthy Aging Workshop
February 26, 2016

Bridging the gap between health research and community outreach is an important mission of the College of Health and Human Services. As UNC Charlotte’s Wills Citty reports, a recent workshop attended by more than 60 area seniors was representative of that purpose.

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UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Names Inaugural Director
February 22, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Schnavia Hatcher as the inaugural Director of the School of Social Work. Hatcher arrives at UNC Charlotte from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she served as a tenured professor in the School of...