UNC Charlotte Programs Aid Grandmothers Who Raise Their Grandchildren
June 25, 2015

In the sunset of their lives, many grandmothers find themselves unexpectedly raising their grandchildren. Struggles with poverty, mental illness, incarceration and physical illness can leave parents unable to provide care. UNC Charlotte researchers Julian Montoro-Rodriguez and Dorothy Smith-Ruiz...

Trans Fat

Public Health Professor on Artificial Trans Fat Ban
June 22, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its efforts to reduce the amount of dangerous artificial trans fats in American diets. The FDA declared trans fats unsafe for human consumption last week, giving companies three years to come into compliance with the new policy. Trans fats have been...

Data Science Initiative

UNC Charlotte Technology to Help Hospitals Learn from Patient Data
June 10, 2015

UNC Charlotte and a major healthcare data company have launched new technology that will help hospitals organize and analyze patient statistics. Community Focus is an automated, cloud-based software program developed by UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc., as part of a partnership started last...

Kailey Filter ROTC

Levine Scholar, Southeast’s Top Air Force Trainee Shines
May 29, 2015

When she was a kid, Kailey Filter heard a story about a pair of stretchers rushed into a hospital, one after the other. 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 day at work,...

Lori Thomas Award

Social Work Professor Receives Award from Alma Mater
May 21, 2015

Social work professor Lori Thomas has been recognized as one of the top young alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Thomas is a member of VCU’s 2015 “10 Under 10” class. The award recognizes alumni who received their first VCU degree in the last ten years and have achieved professional...


Public Health, Social Work Students Travel to India
May 1, 2015

It’s the world’s largest democracy—a country that has recently seen significant shifts in its economic, cultural, and political landscapes. It’s also a place where deeply embedded ideas about social class and gender equality make life difficult for many. India’s complexities, and the...

Study Shows Homeless Housing Program Continues to Improve Lives, Save Money
April 29, 2015

A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money, according to a UNC Charlotte report. Moore Place, Urban Ministry Center’s 85-unit apartment complex, provides housing for individuals who have extensive histories of homelessness and...

Police Cars

Professor, Cold Case Team Find Answers in Unsolved Murder
April 20, 2015

Police have filed charges in a Charlotte murder case that had been cold for nearly three decades, thanks in part to a UNC Charlotte professor and a team of investigators. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police last week served warrants on a suspect in the murder of Tommy Corum, a Charlotte taxi...

VIDEO: Building Healthy Communities
April 16, 2015

A leading voice in the movement to build the places we live with an emphasis on public health spoke at UNC Charlotte last week. More than 200 people came to UNCC’s Center City Campus to hear Dr. Richard Jackson share his ideas for a radical rethinking of the physical structure of American...

Book Cover

Publication Spotlight: "Suicide by Cop"
April 10, 2015

A picture of the chalk outline of a body glows starkly from the cover of Dr. Vivian Lord’s new publication, an image that underscores the gravity of the work’s subject matter. Suicide By Cop (SbC) operates in an arena of high-stakes decisions and subtle distinctions. There is even disagreement...