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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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The Courtside Clinician: Athletic Training at UNC Charlotte

   December 4, 2018
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Art Contest Asks Students 'How Do You See Aging'?

   November 27, 2018

A photo of a rusted shovel with a broken handle, aged by years of harsh Appalachian weather and hard work, sat on display in UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library through much of the month of November. The piece is a creation of senior and gerontology minor Seth Flynn, who submitted it as part of a contest hosted by the Gerontology Program,...

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Inside Look: Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab

   November 21, 2018

For most students at UNC Charlotte, Belk Gymnasium is a place for extracurricular activities. Renovated in 2015, the 100,000 square-foot facility is known for its basketball courts, swimming pool and multi-purpose fitness rooms. However, for many future exercise physiologists, this facility is an important academic building, home to the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

The lab...

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Social Work Field Education Fair Offers Inside Track to Practical Training

   November 20, 2018

Tables lined the salon in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on a November day as UNC Charlotte’s nationally ranked School of Social Work hosted its Field Education Fair. Students like Tachina Hardy buzzed in and out of the tables, speaking with agents and learning about upcoming internships. Hardy is well aware of the networking opportunities the...

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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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