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UNC Charlotte Receives Grant to Develop Suicide Prevention Programs

   August 26, 2021

UNC Charlotte will soon be able to build sustainable trauma-focused, resilience-oriented campus suicide prevention policies, programs and networks thanks to the three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The grant totals about $300,000 over three years and will start on...

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Professor Honored as One of Field's Most Accomplished Leaders by American Academy of Nursing

   August 12, 2021

Professor Judith Bacchus Cornelius PhD, MS, RN has been selected to be a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the...

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Kinesiology Chair Named Co-Editor of National Journal

   August 10, 2021

David Bellar, chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology, has been named an inaugural editor of the Journal of Health and Physical Literacy. The Journal is affiliated with the newly launched National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy, which seeks to advance health and physical literacy for all individuals. ...

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Recognizing National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

   July 20, 2021

Groups across the country are joining in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and bringing awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness. 

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Beth Wahler Named Director of School of Social Work

   June 2, 2021

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services has named scholar and administrator Beth Wahler the next director of the School of Social Work. Wahler joins UNC Charlotte from Indiana University, where she served as associate dean for Academic Affairs and was on faculty in the School of Social Work since 2012. 

Wahler has taught across the social work...

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Exercise Science Student Named National Scholar by American Kinesiology Association

   June 1, 2021

UNC Charlotte exercise science graduate Mackenzie Whittaker has been named a 2021 National Scholar by the American Kinesiology Association for a distinctive...

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Graduate Spotlights

   May 24, 2021

Walking across the stage to accept a college diploma is the crowning achievement of one’s academic life. It marks the end of a journey that often includes obstacles and challenges overcome by hard work and perseverance.

It also signifies the start of a new chapter as graduates begin their post-graduate lives.

Add in a once-in-a-generation global pandemic that framed the past...

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Niner Nurses Step Up as Volunteers at Campus Vaccination Clinics

   May 6, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccination sites were set up across fields, in stadiums, and on plazas across the country, UNC Charlotte helped protect its students, faculty, and staff through a series of on-campus clinics.

The University partnered with...

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Social Work Alumna Named Newest CEO of Charlotte Non-Profit Focused on HIV

   April 27, 2021

UNC Charlotte alumna Chelsea Gulden is the newest CEO of RAIN, a non-profit organization that empowers those living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.

The Charlotte-based organization is working to...

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Research Finds Mandatory Mask Policies Reduce COVID-19 Deaths

   April 15, 2021

Researchers from the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences found that early adoption of state-directed mandatory face mask policies was associated with a 10% reduced mortality risk ratio across all counties and a 5% reduced mortality risk ratio among urban counties.

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