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Retired Faculty Member Creates Fund to Support Nursing Research

   August 15, 2019

Dr. Ann Mabe Newman ’78 dedicated much of her 34-year teaching career to nursing research. Now in retirement, her devotion to that effort, and to the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, continues through a $25,000 gift established in her name.

The Ann Mabe Newman Research Support Fund will be used to help faculty members as they write grants. It is...

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Respiratory Therapy Program Earns Top Five Ranking

   August 2, 2019

The UNC Charlotte online bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy is ranked fifth nationally in the 2019-2020 BestColleges rankings.

To compile its rankings, BestColleges reviews data from National Center for Education Statistics. The organization considers the following factors: Academics...

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Alumna Establishes Nursing Scholarship to Benefit "Underdog" Students

   July 30, 2019

UNC Charlotte alumna Teresa Lane has established the Teresa Parham Lane Endowed Nursing Scholarship to assist undergraduate students pursuing a nursing degree

With her $25,000 gift, Lane hopes to reach “underdog students” who may find it difficult to maintain a high grade-point average. As a student who...

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UNC Charlotte Faculty Share Expertise in North Carolina Medical Journal

   July 22, 2019

The latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) focuses on how technology and big data can impact healthcare in North Carolina. The issue was co-edited by Dr. Michael Thompson, associate chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, and...

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A Public Health Success Story in San Antonio

   July 19, 2019

Shortly after San Antonio Assistant City Manager and UNC Charlotte Health Services Research alumna Colleen Bridger helped open San Antonio’s Migrant Resource Center, a crew from conspiracy website InfoWars showed up to shoot a video stoking fears that the influx of immigrants would bring Ebola and other infectious diseases into the city.

Rather than slam the door in their faces,...

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Professor Receives Evelyn Berger Award from Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition

   July 15, 2019

Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Professor of Gerontology and Social Work and former Director of the Gerontology program, has received the 2019 Evelyn Berger Award from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions an individual or organization has made to address...

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North Carolina, South Carolina Join Forces to Combat HIV Epidemic

   July 10, 2019

Health officials and leading researchers in North Carolina and South Carolina have created a new collaborative effort to end the HIV epidemic in both states. Carolinas United to End HIV (CUE-HIV) is a partnership between the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Mecklenburg County Health...

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Susan P. Hill Memorial Oncology Scholarship to Benefit Nursing Students

   June 18, 2019

The gift agreement is dated the 14th of April 2019, the day that would have been their 35th wedding anniversary. To remember a lifetime of love and support and a career of caring, on that day Scott Hill (’83) made official the Susan P. Hill Memorial Oncology Scholarship.

The $25,000 gift will establish a fund to support outstanding nursing students interested in a career in oncology,...

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Social Work Professor Awarded Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship

   June 17, 2019

Social Work Undergraduate Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Sonyia Richardson has been awarded the 2019-20 Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship

The fellowship supports UNC Charlotte doctoral students as they work to complete a dissertation...

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Can Technology Extend Grocers' Reach into Food Deserts?

   May 23, 2019

America's food deserts have proven resistant to innovation in the past, with efforts like mobile grocery trucks and community gardens making at best a small dent in the problem. Now, the private and public sectors are betting on technology to provide solutions for the 37 million Americans living in neighborhoods without ready access to fresh foods.

Beth Racine, professor...

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