Departmental News

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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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WSOC: Public Health Professor Explains 'Food Deserts' in Charlotte

   November 7, 2018

Stocking your fridge and putting food on the table may not be a challenge for many of you. But, thousands of families in Charlotte don't have healthy options because there's nowhere in their neighborhood to buy fruits or vegetables. 

According to a map of grocery stores across Charlotte, there is an area in west Charlotte in the west Boulevard area that does not have any grocery...

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MPH graduate named Resiliency Fellow for Charlotte City Manager's Office

   November 1, 2018

On behalf of the Department of Public Health Science, we’d like to congratulate Alexandra (Alex) Alcorn, MPH ’18, on her new position as Resilience Fellow at the Charlotte City Manager’s Office.

If her name sounds familiar it’s because Alex is no stranger to hard work and success. She was the recipient of the Arrington Award during her time at UNC Charlotte. The Arrington Award is a...

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Public Health Alumnus Named 2018 'Up & Comer' by Modern Healthcare Magazine

   October 24, 2018

Seth Edwards (MHA '09) is principal of population health management at Premier, Inc. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Health Administration Advisory Board since January 2016, and is the son of retired UNC Charlotte School of Nursing faculty member Lienne Edwards. The following excerpt...

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Popular New Degree Program Offers Path to Careers on the Business Side of Healthcare

   October 17, 2018

With the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management (HSMT) degree in 2017, the Department of Public Health Sciences marked the first new major at UNC Charlotte in 10 years. Now, just one year after its debut, the program...

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WSOC: Professor Michael Thompson Discusses Major Local Medical Merger

   October 10, 2018

LifePoint Health owns multiple hospitals across North Carolina, including Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. The company is publicly traded and according to a watchdog group, its "business has stalled."

Revenue is down and debt is up, so LifePoint is merging with RCCH HealthCare Partners.

RCCH is privately held and the combined company will be,...

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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.

PHIFP...

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