Departmental News

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Rural Mortality Rates: A Cause for Concern

   February 28, 2019

by: Julia Stullken, Master of Public Health student

A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health discusses the importance of where a person lives in determining...

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WalletHub Ask the Expert: Professor Alicia Dahl

   February 25, 2019
With health-care reform still a hot issue, WalletHub.com asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the current presidential administration’s policies and give advice on building good personal health. Click the link below to read UNC Charlotte public health professor Alicia Dahl's take on trending questions in the field.
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Public Health Programs Leverage Industry Leaders As Adjunct Professors

   February 11, 2019

Despite maintaining a full time position as Chief Program Officer of Crisis Assistance Ministry and the long list of responsibilities that comes with it, Tchernavia Montgomery says the decision to accept a role as an adjunct professor with the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) was an easy one.

“To be in a role like this is a gift. Not only do I have an...

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WSOC: Public Health Professor Speaks on 'Free Colonoscopies' Confusion

   February 11, 2019

According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people aged 50-75 years can receive a free colonoscopy every ten years. However, if you need folow-up colonoscopies during that same 10-year period, you may be expected to share that cost with your insurance company. 

WSOC speaks to Dr. Michael Thompson to help clarify what the expected deductible of a colonoscopy could be. 

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Fox 46: MHA Student Explains the Importance of Donating Blood

   February 5, 2019

UNC Charlotte MHA student, Niccola Piscitelli is completing her internship with the American Red Cross to host blood drives, educate and recuit donors, as well as complete survey analyses to help drive better results for blood donations. 

Fox 46 speaks to Niccola Piscitelli and Maya Franklin from the American Red Cross to discuss the importance of donating blood. 

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February is Heart Health Month

   February 1, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices...

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Rachel Willard, MSPH '12, named Health Director for Wilkes County Health Department

   January 30, 2019

Rachel Willard, graduate of both the BSPH (‘10) and MSPH (‘12) programs at UNC Charlotte will take over as the next Health Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wilkes County Health Department and Wilkes Community Health Center on February 1, 2019. Wilkes County is a rural area located in the Northwestern corner of North Carolina and is home to more than 68,000 residents. Wilkes Health provides...

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Public Health Ph.D. Student Receives National Health and Disability Fellowship

   December 18, 2018

Erin Vinoski Thomas, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded the National Association of County and City Health Departments’ (NACCHO) 2018-2019 Health and Disability Fellowship. In this position, Erin will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of disability...

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Alumna Tchernavia Montgomery wins Charlotte Athena Leader Award for Service

   December 13, 2018

UNC Charlotte alumna and College of Health and Human Services adjunct faculty member Tchernavia Montgomery has received the 2018 Charlotte ATHENA Leadership Award for Service, honoring her accomplishments with the Crisis Assistance Ministry. The award honors professionals in the non-profit sector who give back to improve quality of life in...

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Public Health Sciences announces new MPH dual degree with Anthropology

   November 28, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to investigate the spread of water-borne diseases in the Amazon? How about using community based interventions to address global human rights issues?

The Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte have teamed up to offer a dual degree in public health and anthropology. The dual degree (Master of...

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