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MPH Students and Alumna Win Best Practice Award
September 23, 2016

Three UNC Charlotte MPH students, Jasmine Mickle (’16), Jenny Cooper (’17), and Keesha Corbin (’18) as employees of Benchmarks, helped to spearhead an innovative project to improve mental health services for children and families in North Carolina. Benchmarks’ Partnering for Excellence (PFE)...


Professor Michele Issel Serves as Link Between Nursing Professional Organizations and Major Public Health Task Force
September 20, 2016

Dr. L. Michele Issel has been chosen to serve as the liaison representative of the Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations to the Community Preventive Services Guide Task Force. The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) is an independent, non-federal,...


Professor Beth Racine's Students Present Research at North Carolina Public Health Conference
September 20, 2016

Two students mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Racine recently presented at the North Carolina Public Health Association Educational Conference. Katelin Hudak’s poster presentation reported on a systematic review of evidence on the relationship between the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and...

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Professor Michele Issel Mentors Junior Scholars at National Meeting
September 19, 2016

At the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Dr. Michele Issel, Director of the Public Health Sciences doctoral program, participated in several forums to mentor junior scholars from throughout the country.  She was the organizer of a professional development workshop on navigating...

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PHS Hosts Higher Education Consultant Jamie Piperato
September 8, 2016

The Department of Public Health Sciences opened the 2016-2017 academic year with a workshop on creating inclusive instructional and research environments, presented by educational consultant Jamie Piperato at the department’s annual retreat. Piperato is a national student affairs speaker...

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Professors Jim and Sarah Laditka Present Findings on Links Between Unemployment, Disability and Mortality
September 8, 2016

PHS faculty members Dr. Jim Laditka and Dr. Sarah Laditka will present their research titled “The Joint Dynamics of Employment, Disability, and Mortality” at the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Annual User Conference next week. The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) began in 1968 with...


Faculty Host Scholars from India for Research and Teaching Collaborations
September 8, 2016

The Department of Public Health Sciences this summer hosted three faculty from the Department of Social Work at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University (http://jmi.ac.in/socialwork) in New Delhi, India. Drs. N.U. Khan, Sigamani Panneer and Rashmi Jain are representatives of the program...

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Dr. Larissa Huber Awarded Federal Grant to Study Short Birth Intervals
September 7, 2016

Dr. Larissa R. Brunner Huber, professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to examine how short birth intervals are associated with some under-studied adverse pregnancy...

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PHS Doctoral Student Addresses Health Disparities in Cabarrus County
August 8, 2016

Public health Ph.D. student Corliss Solomon is working with health policymakers in Cabarrus County to ensure programs intended to help underserved communities are operating effectively. ChangeLab Solutions recently wrote about her efforts to alleviate health disparities and connect...

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VIDEO: Public Health Professor Presents at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Workshop
July 18, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine invited Dr. Beth Racine to participate in a public workshop titled "Optimizing Implementation" convened by the Committee to Review WIC Food Packages, in Washington, DC earlier this summer. Dr Racine was shared her research on...