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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.

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Nursing Director Tapped for Top Leadership Training Program

   July 10, 2018

Dr. Dena Evans, director of the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, has been selected to participate in a leadership training program offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Evans is among 30 academic nursing leaders...

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Hard Candy and a Car Crash: Students Intervene in Pair of Emergencies

   June 28, 2018

You don't know how you'll respond in an emergency until you face one.  Across UNC Charlotte’s campus, hundreds of students in health-related majors study to become professionals trained to step in at those critical moments.  Over the spring semester, two exercise science...

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App Increases Colon Cancer Screening Orders While Reducing Operational Costs

   June 26, 2018

Picture this: A 50-year-old patient schedules her annual checkup. When she visits the doctor’s office, she completes paperwork and then receives an iPad and headphones before the doctor visit. On the iPad, she has the ability to self-order a test that could save her life – a screening test for colorectal cancer.

The patient hadn’t thought about this screening until now, but she clicks...

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Q & A: Dr. Michael Dulin on the Future of Precision Medicine

   June 12, 2018

As director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation, Dr. Michael Dulin operates on the leading edge of the industry, exploring how technology can help communities address their most pressing public health challenges.  Among the models gaining traction with practitioners is precision medicine, an approach to healthcare with the...

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Public Health Alumnus Earns Elite AIDS Relief Fellowship

   May 29, 2018

Joseph Konstanzer, a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s dual master’s program in public health and health informatics, has been named a public health fellow at Public Health Institute (PHI)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working out of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health...

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Student Researcher Perseveres, Earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

   May 8, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Devin Clegg sees a strong linkage between his selection for a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and lessons he learned when conducting research and playing football with the Charlotte 49ers.

Clegg, who completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at UNC Charlotte in 2016, is pursuing a master’s degree in biology at UNC Charlotte...

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