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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...

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School of Nursing Graduate Named United States Air Force Cadet of the Year
October 20, 2015

When she was a child, Second Lieutenant Kailey Filter heard a story about a pair of stretchers rushed into a hospital, one after another. The first held a man, the second: his missing foot. The mother of Filter’s close childhood friend was a nurse. She often came home and told the girls about her...

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The Cuban Health Paradox: 2015 Spring Break Abroad Program
October 15, 2015

For a long time, seeing Cuba in person has been a privilege extended to very few Americans. But in the midst of warming diplomatic relations, a group of UNC Charlotte students will again have a chance to travel and learn on the island nation. The October 30 sign-up deadline for the 2015 faculty...


UNC Charlotte, Gaston County Launch Effort to Monitor and Protect Region’s Groundwater
September 30, 2015

UNC Charlotte and Gaston County are working together on an effort to protect and monitor a key portion of the county’s water supply. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Healthy Wells” program will establish a public digital database of the county’s wells and...

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UNC Charlotte Expert Reacts to New Blood Pressure Recommendations
September 18, 2015

While the results of new National Institutes of Health study on blood pressure management could help reduce cardiovascular disease and save lives, questions on the data and its implementation remain, according to one UNC Charlotte expert. The NIH research found targeting a lower blood pressure...

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Senior Kinesiology Lecturer Honored by American Red Cross
September 16, 2015

Senior Kinesiology Lecturer Roy Fielding has been presented the Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service, one of the top awards issued by the American Red Cross. This certificate recognizes Fielding for his “sustained performance that has substantially exceeded the volunteer’s...

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The Dean's Download: Job Numbers Up For Health and Human Services
September 10, 2015

The Dean's Download is a monthly series written by Nan Fey-Yensan, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Early each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes data on the employment status of Americans for the previous month.  As we begin September, unemployment in the U.S....

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VIDEO: Social Work Chair Climbs Africa's Highest Mountain
September 9, 2015

Dr. Vivian Lord, Interim Chair of the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work, recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro. After trying and failing to climb the mountain once before, the 61-year old made it to the top of the 19,000-plus foot peak on her second try. Now she's back on campus, and shares her...