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MHA Alumna Keith Carnes Leads University’s COVID-19 Response

   November 16, 2020

Keith Carnes, MHA (‘07), PhD (‘16), is leading UNC Charlotte’s COVID-19 contact tracing activities. In this role, which supplanted his adjunct faculty service.  He was challenged to launch the program within a matter of weeks, including recruiting and training 21 individuals, primarily UNC Charlotte students, as contact tracers or investigators, and designing protocols consistent with legal...

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Health Services Research Alumna Earns Family Planning Fellowship

   November 9, 2020

Comfort Olorunsaiye, a 2015 Ph.D. graduate of the UNC Charlotte’s Health Services Research program has been selected to receive a ...

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Study Assesses COVID-19 Impact on Vulnerable Populations in Charlotte

   November 3, 2020

A new study released by UNC Charlotte researchers has found the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with concerning mental health effects among vulnerable community members in Charlotte.

The study assessed COVID-19-specific...

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Public Health Alumna Recognized in "10 Under Ten" Awards

   October 23, 2020

The UNC Charlotte Young Alumni Chapter's 10 Under Ten Awards aim to recognize exceptional UNC Charlotte alumni who have graduated within the past ten years. Created in 2018, the award program shines a spotlight on graduates who are not only staking their claim in their professional careers, but who are also heavily involved in the community through volunteering and...

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Professor Earns Top Award from American Public Health Association

   October 6, 2020

Associate Professor Rob Cramer, Ph.D., of the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences is the recipient of the 2020 American Public Health...

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Study Considers Barriers and Opportunities in Peer Sexuality Education

   September 25, 2020

A new article co-authored by UNC Charlotte public health researchers is exploring peer sexuality education at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and community colleges.

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WBTV: Getting Back to a Pre-Pandemic You

   September 16, 2020

WBTV News spoke with Dr. Beth Racine, a professor of public health at UNC Charlotte, and Dr. Corliss Solomon, a recent UNC Charlotte public health doctoral program graduate, for tips on and staying on the right track...

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Public Health Ph.D. Class Creates Podcasts

   August 26, 2020

For students in doctoral programs in public health, there’s more to the day-to-day than learning theory and research methods. For many public health professionals, connecting with the community and sharing their research with diverse audiences is also an important part of the job. The UNC...

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UNC Charlotte Work in UCITY Family Zone Boosted by $220,000 Grant

   August 21, 2020

UNC Charlotte and its many partners through the UCITY Family Zone are continuing to expand their efforts to improve social determinants of health in the local community with a $220,000 grant award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. With this funding, the UCITY Family Zone will further its work in addressing social drivers of health and well-being for high-...

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Thompson Appointed Acting Director of Academy for Population Health Innovation

   August 13, 2020

Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services, and Gibbie Harris, Director of Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH), have appointed Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences Dr. Michael E. Thompson as Acting Director of the Academy for Population Health...

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