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National Public Health Week 2020: One We All Will Remember

   April 7, 2020

by: Michael E. Thompson, MS, DrPH,  Associate Professor and Associate Chair, UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences

Each year, the United Stated designates the week encompassing World Health Day (7 April), as National Public Health Week (NPHW).  For 2020, NPHW falls the week of 6-12 April.  In reality, however, we have all been...

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Charlotte Observer: Tips for Restaurant Takeout, Delivery Safety During COVID-19

   April 2, 2020

Dr. Lyndie Forthofer, chair of UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, spoke to the Charlotte Observer to share tips on food safety in the current enviornment.

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Suicide Prevention During COVID-19

   April 1, 2020
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VIDEO: Public Health and COVID-19 - Social Distancing

   March 23, 2020

We thrive through our connections with others. What happens when our ability to do that is limited? Here’s Dr. Lyndie Forthofer, chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences, on how to adjust to social distancing.
 

 

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How to Stay Active When You Can’t Leave Home

   March 18, 2020

Kids are out of school for at least the next couple of weeks, and many parents are working from home. With retailers, theaters, gyms and other businesses closing due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy for adults and children to lose their motivation to get moving. But you don’t have to go stir crazy. Juliana Marino...

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WBTV: Cleaning Surfaces in Your Home and Office

   March 17, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread, a lot of people are taking extra precautions to make sure they don’t get sick. Dr. Lyndie Forthofer from the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences stopped by  WBTV's QC Morning. She talked about...

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Working with Social Distancing

   March 16, 2020

The strong necessary measures to stem the spread of outbreaks like COVID-19 include the practice of “social distancing” and avoiding close contact with others, as well as large gatherings. While effective, this measure also brings challenges, particularly in the area of mental health. UNC Charlotte ...

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ABC 11: Sleep Science Professor Discusses Daylight Savings Time

   March 10, 2020

Dr. Mary Ellen Wells, director of the Neurodiagnostics and the Sleep Science program for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Charlotte, spoke with ABC 11 about Daylight Savings Time. She said that when it comes to sleep and Daylight...

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Biology Doctoral Student to Serve as Ambassador for the American Physiological Society

   February 24, 2020

UNC Charlotte biology doctoral student Nicole Stott has been selected as a graduate student ambassador for the American Physiological Society ...

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Nursing Grad Donna Owen to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

   February 3, 2020

Donna Owen ’73 had big dreams while growing up in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She wanted to practice nursing at a big hospital in a big city.

Owen dedicated her career to caring for others, and now the School of Nursing is recognizing her with its Distinguished Alumni Award. She will receive the honor during the ...

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