Mount Kilimanjaro

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...


Social Work Professor Annelise Mennicke Wins National Leadership Award
August 31, 2015

Social Work professor Annelise Mennicke has earned a leadership and service award from a respected national organization in the field. Dr. Mennicke is the recipient of the 2015 student award for leadership and service from the Group of the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE)....


UNC Charlotte Hosts One of Nation's Largest Health Studies
August 27, 2015

The early numbers are back on the in-depth national health study that set up an outpost on UNC Charlotte’s campus over the summer. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is one of the largest and longest running surveys of America’s health and nutritional status. In...

Football tackle

VIDEO: Concussions in Sports- The State of Play
August 25, 2015

Better diagnostic tools and increased attention to concussions at the NFL level have dramatically altered public perception of the injury. UNC Charlotte Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator Bret Wood explains why one of the most dangerous injuries athletes face can also be one of...

Big Data

UNC Charlotte Technology Helps Researchers Take Closer Look at Public Health Data
August 18, 2015

A paper co-published by Department of Public Health faculty is demonstrating the capability of new technology that allows in-depth analysis of health outcomes amongst different groups. Published in the American Journal of Preventative medicine, the research outlines a novel approach...

Soccer Header

Heads-Up! What Research Says About Soccer Headers, Concussions
July 23, 2015

As soccer’s popularity skyrockets nationwide, whether heading the ball carries an undue risk of concussions is a topic of rising interest. And while a new study has provided some answers, a UNC Charlotte CHHS expert warns that questions still remain. Published in The Journal of the American...

Lifeguard at pool

Kinesiology Lecturer Helps Lead Red Cross Water Safety Program
July 14, 2015

The risk of drowning remains a serious issue for children, but a UNC Charlotte water safety expert is taking part in a national effort to help alleviate that danger. To mark the 100th anniversary of its swimming safety efforts, the American Red Cross has launched a program to cut drowning in half...

High Heels

High Heels and Ankle Issues: A Trainer's Advice on How to Stay on Your Feet
June 30, 2015

A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear, according to a UNC Charlotte expert. The study, published this month in the International Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP), found that wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle...

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...