Public Health Students at March for Science

Public Health Sciences Students, Faculty Participate in Charlotte March for Science
April 25, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, faculty and graduate students from the Department of Public Health Sciences joined scientists and science advocates from numerous disciplines in Charlotte’s March for Science.  The Earth Day event, which drew over 1,000 participants, was part of the first ever...

UNC Charlotte Campus

Dr. Brunner Huber Presents at World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction
April 14, 2017

Dr. Larissa R. Brunner Huber recently returned from the World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction which was held in Rome, Italy from March 15-18, 2017.  Dr. Brunner Huber presented research related to her NIH and HRSA funded studies.  Specifically, she presented findings on how...

Students, Dr. Racine, and Dr. Kulkarni from Departments of Public Health Sciences and Social Work Travel to India for Spring Break 2017
April 14, 2017

We partnered with Jamia Milia Islamia a central university in New Delhi. Students enjoyed spending time with JMI students and exploring the beauty and intensity of Delhi.  In addition to touring World Heritage sights like the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Humayun’s Tomb, we spent the week...

Ari Whiteman

Student-Led Public Health Research Targets Mosquito Hotspots
April 11, 2017

As temperatures spike each spring, mosquitos start to swarm. They bring with them an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases and a need to understand how to guard against these pesky – and at times –dangerous insects. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are...

Schweta Shah

A Name You Should Know: Health Services Research Student Shweta Shah
March 29, 2017

On a campus hosting more than 28,000 students, UNC Charlotte welcomes around 2,000 international students each year. With students both domestic and international creating the bright and diverse student population at UNC Charlotte, one international health services research PhD student...

Join Us As We Create The Healthiest Nation In One Generation!
March 27, 2017

Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2017 as part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We're celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and...

APHA: Trump Budget Puts Vital Public Health Programs At Risk
March 17, 2017

President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget request on Thursday, outlining a plan that shifts significant funds to defense programs and away from health agencies and services. Specifically, the request proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, offset by devastating...

APHA, Health Groups Sound Alarms Over Health Law Repeal Plan
March 14, 2017

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act. APHA's Georges Benjamin called it a "health policy disaster"... public health newswire  

Bill Brandon

Brandon Endowment to Expand UNC Charlotte Health Policy Research Capabilities
March 6, 2017

UNC Charlotte professor emeritus Bill Brandon and his wife, Pam Fawcett-Brandon, have made a significant contribution in support of the College of Health and Human Services’ (CHHS) health policy agenda through the creation of the Pam-Fawcett-Brandon and William P. Brandon Endowment. This generous...

Charlotte Banks Symposium

"Conversations of the Heart" Symposium to Address Organ Donation Shortages
February 9, 2017

The demand for organ transplants in the United States continues to outpace the supply by a ratio of five-to-one.  Sadly, on the day you read this release, 21 people will die as a result of the organ shortage.  On February 14th, representatives of the Charlotte Eye Bank, the Organ...