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Rural Mortality Rates: A Cause for Concern

   February 28, 2019

by: Julia Stulken, Master of Public Health student

A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health discusses the importance of where a person lives in determining...

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WalletHub Ask The Expert: Professor Alicia Dahl

   February 25, 2019
With health-care reform still a hot issue, WalletHub.com asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the current presidential administration’s policies and give advice on building good personal health. Click the link below to read UNC Charlotte public health professor Alicia Dahl's take on trending questions in the field.
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Southminster Scholarship Helps Grad Student Pursue Career Advocating for Older Adults

   February 19, 2019

Emmy Ballard, a second year graduate student in the Master of Gerontology program, is the 2019 Southminster scholarship recipient for her commitment to working with older populations.

Since beginning her undergraduate major in recreational therapy, Ballard knew she...

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Public Health Programs Leverage Industry Leaders As Adjunct Professors

   February 11, 2019

Despite maintaining a full time position as Chief Program Officer of Crisis Assistance Ministry and the long list of responsibilities that comes with it, Tchernavia Montgomery says the decision to accept a role as an adjunct professor with the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) was an easy one.

“To be in a role like this is a gift. Not only do I have an...

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Diversity Focus: Branden Mabe

   January 30, 2019

The College of Health and Human Services is takes a closer look how the varied backgrounds and experiences of students at UNC Charlotte contribute to a vibrant campus community. Do you have story to share? Connect via social media using #unccdiversity #unccsupportsme

Branden Mabe

Biology major, Chemistry minor, Member of...

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Online Nursing Programs Rise in National Rankings

   January 16, 2019

The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing’s online master’s programs have jumped 13 spots in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings and remain in the top 50% of programs nationally.

The programs ascended to 62 in the national rankings, up from 75 last year. “The School of Nursing is proud to see that its...

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Nurse Anesthesia and Family Nurse Practioner Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exams

   January 8, 2019

The UNC Charlotte / Carolinas Medical Center nurse anesthesia program is proud to announce a 100 percent first-time test taker’s pass rate on the National Certification Exam for the class of 2018. The accomplishment continues a trend - graduates have exceeded the average national pass rate for the past 12...

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Social Work Alum Named 2018 QNotes Person of the Year

   January 7, 2019

Transcend Charlotte Co-founder and Executive Director Trey Greene, despite his prominent position in the city’s LGBTQ community, is not one to draw attention to himself. Rather, the clinical social worker, educator, dedicated gamer, television binge-watcher, cat dad, hamster dad and all-around introvert prefers to focus on those he serves: individuals grappling with issues of gender...

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Public Health Ph.D. Student Receives National Health and Disability Fellowship

   December 18, 2018

Erin Vinoski Thomas, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded the National Association of County and City Health Departments’ (NACCHO) 2018-2019 Health and Disability Fellowship. In this position, Erin will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of disability...

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Alumna Tchernavia Montgomery wins Charlotte Athena Leader Award for Service

   December 13, 2018

UNC Charlotte alumna and College of Health and Human Services adjunct faculty member Tchernavia Montgomery has received the 2018 Charlotte ATHENA Leadership Award for Service, honoring her accomplishments with the Crisis Assistance Ministry. The award honors professionals in the non-profit sector who give back to improve quality of life in...

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