Departmental News

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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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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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