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UNC Charlotte Research: Charlotte Youths Smoke Less But Use E-Cigarettes and Marijuana More

   November 12, 2018

Charlotte youths are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever before, but using electronic cigarettes more, according to a new UNC Charlotte report.

While the Youth Drug Survey of middle and high school students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools found just 3.3 percent of respondents had smoked cigarettes over a 30-day period, nearly 13 percent had consumed e-cigarettes.

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WSOC: Public Health Professor Explains 'Food Deserts' in Charlotte

   November 7, 2018

Stocking your fridge and putting food on the table may not be a challenge for many of you. But, thousands of families in Charlotte don't have healthy options because there's nowhere in their neighborhood to buy fruits or vegetables. 

According to a map of grocery stores across Charlotte, there is an area in west Charlotte in the west Boulevard area that does not have any grocery...

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Public Health Alumnus Named 2018 'Up & Comer' by Modern Healthcare Magazine

   October 24, 2018

Seth Edwards (MHA '09) is principal of population health management at Premier, Inc. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Health Administration Advisory Board since...

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Popular New Degree Program Offers Path to Careers on the Business Side of Healthcare

   October 17, 2018

With the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management (HSMT) degree in 2017, the Department of Public Health Sciences marked the first new major at UNC Charlotte in 10 years. Now, just one year after its debut, the program...

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Five CHHS Alums Win UNC Charlotte Awards Over Homecoming Weekend

   October 15, 2018
10 Under Ten Award Recipients from The College of Health and Human Services

Ciara Castagno ‘10
Ciara Castagno ‘10 used her degree in exercise science from UNC Charlotte to start a personal training business, STAG Human Performance, with her husband, Ret. Army Capt. Christopher Castagno. She has published more than 20 professionally accredited research articles...

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Nursing Student Honors Family History with Summer in Army Training Program

   October 2, 2018

Pilot Mountain, NC, a small town sitting at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is located about 4,200 miles from Landstuhl, Germany. Despite the distance between the city that is home to the America’s largest international military hospital and the rural community he calls home, Luke Merritt knew he wanted to be stationed in Germany during his time in the Army Nurse Corps’ Nurse Summer...

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Social Work Student Wins Award for Summer Research

   September 18, 2018

Social work student Brittany Anderson is among the top honorees from the Charlotte Research Scholar Symposium, where undergraduate students from various fields share projects annually. Anderson’s research surrounding pediatric onset multiple sclerosis landed her first place in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and the Arts category.

The symposium takes place in the Barnhardt...

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Study Provides Insight into Needs of Mecklenburg County Seniors

   September 5, 2018

Experts project that by 2025, 9 out of 10 counties in North Carolina will have more people over the age of 60 than under 18. In Mecklenburg County, seniors are projected to make up 15 percent of the total population by 2030. As Charlotte and the surrounding area experience rapid growth and the demographic shift of an aging population, UNC Charlotte researchers are soon to release findings that...

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Hickory Record: Nursing Alumna Opens Home to Rescue Animals

   August 21, 2018

Nursing alumna Gail Houston has spent her career caring for people professionally. Off the clock, she opens her home to animals of all kinds who need a little help.

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Graduate Candidate Earns Prestigious Health Informatics Fellowship

   July 27, 2018

Physician and UNC Charlotte graduate candidate Saugat Karki was selected recently for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) prestigious Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP). This two-year training program is for doctoral- or master’s-level professionals, applying computer science and information technology to solve complex health problems.

PHIFP...

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