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COPD Symposium Draws More Than 200
November 9, 2016

More than 200 healthcare providers from across the region involved in the care of COPD patients attended the 2016 Carolinas COPD Symposium at UNC Charlotte, which was hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The symposium provided an opportunity for...


BSPH Student Katherine Bernero Wins Membership in Pinnacle Honor Society
November 4, 2016

Department of Public Health Sciences student Katherine O’Hare Bernero has been awarded membership in the Pinnacle Honor Society. The Pinnacle Honor Society, created in 1989 recognizes adult students and celebrates not only their academic success, but their dedication to leadership...


Donna C. Arrington Scholarship Recipient: Gabrielle Purick
November 4, 2016

First year MPH student Gabrielle (Gabby) Purick has been selected to receive the Donna C. Arrington scholarship. A New York native, Purick received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2016, where she also minored in Linguistics and...

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Study Shows Wage Inequity Between Registered Nurses Working in Local Health Departments, Hospitals
October 31, 2016

The average hourly wage for registered nurses (RNs) working for local health departments (LHDs) is significantly lower than RNs working at hospitals in the same county market, according to a new study by scholars at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Washington in...

Donald Jonas

Dr. Donald Jonas Joins Public Health Programs Advisory Board
October 25, 2016

Dr. Donald Jonas is a veteran administrator and current Executive Director of Care Ring (Charlotte, NC). Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation and Senior Vice President of Community Philanthropy at Foundation for the Carolinas. Dr. Jonas has...


In The News: Professor Dulin interviewed by Healthcare IT News
October 20, 2016

Charlotte hospitals analyze social determinants of health to cut ER vists.  


VIDEO: Study Abroad in India
October 19, 2016

Are you interested in studying abroad in India? Check out the video below for the student perspective. More information    


Public Health Sciences Graduate Programs Open House is Friday, October 21 4-6:00 PM
October 5, 2016

Please join us for the Public Health Sciences Graduate Programs Open House in the College of Health and Human Services building 3rd Floor Atrium. Meet students and faculty to learn more about the Master's, Doctoral, and Graduate Certificate programs in Public Health, Health Informatics, Gerontology...


Professor Bowling represents UNC Charlotte at White House Bisexual Community Briefing Event
October 5, 2016

UNC Charlotte public health sciences professor Jessamyn Bowling recently participated in a White House community briefing on bisexuality.  Held by the White House Office of Public Engagement to honor and recognize the contributions and experiences of the U.S. bisexual community, the briefing...


Department Chair Publishes Paper About Design of Social Network-Driven Walking Intervention
October 4, 2016

Evaluation & Program Planning’s October 2016 issue includes a paper about the design of a group-based social network driven walking intervention. The program, called “Sumter County on the Move!”, was based on community-based formative research in Sumter County, South Carolina. The work was...