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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...

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VIDEO: PHS Program Builds Healthy Lifestyles in Cabarrus County Preschoolers
June 30, 2016

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of experts are taking their message of healthy eating and excercise to the youngest citizens of Cabarrus County, all in an effort to stop issues with weight before they start. UNC Charlotte's Wills Citty reports. Building Healthy...

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Doctoral Student Wins National Yancey/Edgley Fellowship Conference Travel Award
May 27, 2016

  Second year doctoral student and Wayland Cato Doctoral Fellow, Corliss Allen Solomon, has won the national Yancey/Edgley Fellowship Conference Travel Award for her work with increasing access to physical activity opportunities for African-Americans and Hispanics through joint use...


CHHS Names New Chair of Department of Public Health Sciences
May 5, 2016

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services has selected Dr. Lyndie Forthofer as the new chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. A veteran public health researcher, Forthofer most recently served as Director of the Division of Epidemiology at the Arnold School of...