Departmental News

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UNC Charlotte Joins "This is Public Health" Virtual Fair

   August 30, 2018
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Graduate Candidate Earns Prestigious Health Informatics Fellowship

   July 27, 2018

Physician and UNC Charlotte graduate candidate Saugat Karki was selected recently for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) prestigious Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP). This two-year training program is for doctoral- or master’s-level professionals, applying computer science and information technology to solve complex health problems.

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UNC Charlotte Joins "This is Public Health" Virtual Fair

   July 3, 2018

The Department of Public Health will be participating in the “This is Public Health Virtual Fair” on July 11, 2018. Prospective students can register for the online event and chat live with the MPH Program Director, an MPH program graduate, and a PhD program representative. Log in to ask questions to an MPH alumnus at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM, to the MPH Program Director at 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM, and...

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App Increases Colon Cancer Screening Orders While Reducing Operational Costs

   June 26, 2018

Picture this: A 50-year-old patient schedules her annual checkup. When she visits the doctor’s office, she completes paperwork and then receives an iPad and headphones before the doctor visit. On the iPad, she has the ability to self-order a test that could save her life – a screening test for colorectal cancer.

The patient hadn’t thought about this screening until now, but she clicks...

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Q & A: Dr. Michael Dulin on the Future of Precision Medicine

   June 13, 2018

As director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation, Dr. Michael Dulin operates on the leading edge of the industry, exploring how technology can help communities address their most pressing public health challenges.  Among the models gaining traction with practitioners is precision medicine, an approach to healthcare with the...

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Dual MPH, MS Alumnus Earns Elite AIDS Relief Fellowship

   May 29, 2018

Joseph Konstanzer, a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s dual master’s program in public health and health informatics, has been named a public health fellow at Public Health Institute (PHI)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working out of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health...

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Charlotte Observer: As nearly 100 doctors abandon Atrium Health, some experts see the start of a trend

   May 17, 2018

The surprise exodus of nearly 100 Atrium Health doctors intent on leaving the hospital system has some industry experts saying it could be the start of a trend in Charlotte and elsewhere. UNC Charlotte public health professor Michael Thompson spoke with the Charlotte Observer about potential impacts on patients.

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"Communiversity" Provides Support to Region's Latino Immigrant Community

   May 1, 2018

UNC Charlotte and the Camino Community Center have officially dedicated The Communiversity at Camino. The program, whose name recognizes the combined power of the pair, builds on and amplifies the efforts of Camino, a community-based organization that has provided resources to the Latino immigrant community of Charlotte since 2004, and serves over 20,000 people annually. 

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UNC Charlotte Celebrates National Public Health Week

   April 18, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences this April hosted a series of interactive events in celebration of National Public Health Week.  Aligning with national activities led by the American Public Health Association, faculty, students, public health leaders and the greater Charlotte community came together for discussions on the health of the...

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UNC Charlotte and Tresata Announce Partnership to Make Charlotte One of the Healthiest Cities by 2025

   April 5, 2018

In celebration of Public Health Week, UNC Charlotte and Tresata today announced a far reaching new partnership designed to make Charlotte, NC one of the healthiest cities in the world by 2025. This goal will be met using advanced data analytics, empowering the local community with actionable knowledge, and advancing health entrepreneurship in Charlotte.

Through this partnership faculty...

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