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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...


Department of Public Health Sciences Graduate Programs Open House
October 5, 2015

Event Date:  October 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Location:  College of Health and Human Services 3rd Floor Atrium Come and learn about these exciting programs! Master of Health Administration Master of Science in Public Health PhD in Public Health Sciences...

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UNC Charlotte Expert Reacts to New Blood Pressure Recommendations
October 1, 2015

While the results of new National Institutes of Health study on blood pressure management could help reduce cardiovascular disease and save lives, questions on the data and its implementation remain, according to one UNC Charlotte expert. The NIH research found targeting a lower blood pressure...

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UNC Charlotte, Gaston County Launch Effort to Monitor and Protect Region’s Groundwater
September 30, 2015

UNC Charlotte and Gaston County are working together on an effort to protect and monitor a key portion of the county’s water supply. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Healthy Wells” program will establish a public digital database of the county’s wells and...

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UNC Charlotte Technology Helps Researchers Take Closer Look at Public Health Data
August 20, 2015

A paper co-published by Public Health Sciences faculty is demonstrating the capability of new technology that allows in-depth analysis of health outcomes amongst different groups. Published in the American Journal of Preventative medicine, the research outlines a novel...


MSPH and Community Health Graduate Certificate students attend NC Family Life Institute at Appalachian State University
July 10, 2015

The Family Life Institute is a 2 week program focusing on reproductive health and adolescent sexuality for health educators.  Pictured, MSPH students Charnele Walton (far left) and Kimberly Rodgers (far right), along with Dr. Terri Mitchell and Dr. Donna Breitenstein.


Gerontological Society of America Member Spotlight: Sarah Laditka
July 1, 2015

Dr. Sarah Laditka, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Public Policy, was featured on the Gerontological Society of America member spotlight, June 2015.  http://www.geron.org/membership?id=491


Public Health Faculty Spotlight: Winsor Schmidt
June 30, 2015

The former chair of Urban Health Policy at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is joining the College of Health and Human Services faculty. Winsor Schmidt will sign on at UNC Charlotte as the Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy on Health. A licensed...

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UNC Charlotte Technology to Help Hospitals Learn from Patient Data
June 15, 2015

UNC Charlotte and a major healthcare data company have launched new technology that will help hospitals organize and analyze patient statistics. Community Focus is an automated, cloud-based software program developed by UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc., as part of a partnership started...