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GPHA hosts Go Red Day 2016
February 4, 2016

On February 2, 2016, the Graduate Public Health Association (GPHA) hosted an event in the Student Union to raise awareness about the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red Week.  The American Heart Association had a table where students could learn about the organization and how to prevent...


Dr. Gary Silverman discusses the risk of lead in Charlotte's water in repsonse to the crisis in Flint, Michigan
February 3, 2016

In a news article in the January 30th issue of the Charlotte Observer, Gary Silverman provides information about the appropriate level of concern for local residents abouf the safety of their water supply. Click link to view article, The Charlotte Observer  

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Professor Andrew Harver Appears on Panel at National Conference
February 2, 2016

Andrew Harver represented the Department of Public Health Sciences on a UNC Charlotte panel at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities last month. The panel – “Multiple Pathways to a Common Destination: Balancing Diverse Practices within an ePortfolio...


MSPH Alumna Wins Award From NC Public Health Association
January 7, 2016

Sangamithra Krupakar, MSPH '14, received the 2015 Academic Practice-based Research Section Student Award for her presentation entitled: "Association between hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and breastfeeding initiation and duration".

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Public Health Summit Connects Teens, Health Info and Technology
December 15, 2015

Teenagers from across the region gathered at the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services this month to learn to make informed decisions about their health and relationships, and how tech they may take for granted can help them along the way. The Department of Public Health...


Dr. Jim and Sarah Laditka present at the GSA
December 14, 2015

Jim and Sarah Laditka presented four research studies at the 68th Annual Scientific Meetings of the Gerontological Society of America in Orlando, November 18-22.   Feel free to contact us if you would like one or more of our posters. Expectations for Health and Aging: Is a Future...

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Carolinas COPD Symposium Attracts Over 300
November 23, 2015

Healthcare providers from across the reigon involved in the care of COPD patients attended the 2015 Carolinas COPD Symposium at UNC Charlotte. The event was hosted by the Department of Public Health Sciences for the third consecutive year. The symposium provided an...


Cabarrus Health Alliance working with Kannapolis Intimidators Baseball Stadium to offer healthier food
November 19, 2015

Meghan Hamrock Charpentier, UNC Charlotte Public Health Sciences BSPH alumni, and public health program manager at Cabarrus Health Alliance, worked with the Kannapolis Intimidators Baseball Stadium to offer healthier food items (ex. fruit, hummus, veggie sticks, turkey hot dogs) this summer. Dr...


Department of Public Health Sciences Awarded Re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health
November 19, 2015

The UNC Charlotte Public Health Programs (BSPH, MSPH and PhD) in the Department of Public Health Science was officially awarded a full 7 year re-accreditation until 12/31/2021 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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Department of Public Health Experts Urges Caution on Lower Blood Pressure Recommendations
November 16, 2015

While a landmark study shows treating high blood pressure with more intensive management may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, a UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health professor says the findings may be more nuanced than they first appear. The clinical trial...