Upcoming Events

Fall 2021

The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) invites you to attend the October 2021 Research and Practice Discussion Panel, Prioritizing Women's Mental Health During COVID-19. The Zoom panel will take place on October 4 from noon-1:00 p.m. Dr. Sonyia Richardson of the School of Social Work will moderate. Panelists are Dr. Erica Lennon of Counseling and Psychological Services, Tchernavia Montgomery of Care Ring, and Dr. Alicia Dahl of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Registration is free but required. 

Monday, October 4, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, via Zoom (Register)


Spring 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Science, Politics, Mistrust, and Misinformation Panel

The Atkins Library Digital Media Literacy Group is hosting a panel of speakers focusing on the COVID-19 vaccinations and the science, politics, mistrust, and misinformation surrounding them. Please plan to join us on Wednesday, April 21st at 1pm for a 60-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Zinobia Bennefield, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UNC Charlotte
Shi Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Informatics and Analytics, Department of Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte
Melinda Forthofer, PhD, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte
Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, Public Health Director, Mecklenburg County
David Wessner, PhD, Professor of Biology, Davidson College

You can register at bit.ly/covidvaccinepanel and the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

Join conversations with health professionals, policymakers, and community advocates as we seek climate change solutions prioritizing health and equity in North Carolina. 

NC BREATHE 2021- RSVP Today!
April 6 – 7, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 PM both days


Fall 2020

Panel Discussion on Intimate Partner Violence, Nov. 10 at Noon

W+GRA is hosting a moderated discussion on Intimate Partner Violence and the impact of COVID-19. Panelists are Dr. Shanti Kulkarni, Professor of Social Work, researcher of the impact of trauma, violence, and abuse on vulnerable populations; Dr. May Ying Ly, Post-Doctoral Research Associate with W+GRA, currently conducting intimate partner violence research with the Hmong American community; and Henrietta Thompson, Transitional Housing Coordinator for the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter. 

  • Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, via Zoom (Register)

Breast Cancer and Women's Health Panel Discussion

The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) invites you to join us on October 13 for the second part of our 2020-2021 Research and Practice Panel Discussion Series: Breast Cancer and Women's Health. The moderated discussion will cover current research on breast cancer, testing and treatment, and the patient experience, with a particular focus on African American populations. Dr. Judy Tjoe of Novant Health will moderate the discussion. Our panelists include Dr. Monika Sawhney of UNC Charlotte, Rev. Lettie Ar-Rahmaan, and Dr. Julie Palmer of Boston University. Event details and the registration link are available on the W+GRA website.

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Racial Injustice and Inequality in Applications of Data Science featuring Analytics Frontiers keynote speaker, Ruha Benjamin, associate professor at Princeton University and founder of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab – noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18.

Register for the free webinar here.

Summer 2020


When We Walk Movie Screening

When We Walk takes place six years after the events of When I Walk, and documents DaSilva’s struggle to stay close with his son. In the process, he ends up on a trip through the challenges of a broken health care system and the threat of powerlessness facing all disabled people.

(Please note we will also screen the first film, When I Walk, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, on June 25, 2020, as a separate event). 

Event sign-in begins at 6:15 pm. The film screening will begin at 6:30 pm and followed by a panel discussion (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm) including persons with MS, health care providers, social workers, and MS organizational representatives

When: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: WebEx

For registration details, click here.


Comprehending a Pandemic: SARS-CoV-2 Uncovered

SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, has infected hundreds of thousands of people. In response, the scientific community sprang into action to uncover its sequence, structure, and potential biological mechanisms. This information helps guide public health policies as well as drug, vaccine, and diagnostic test development. In this webinar, David Wang and Emily Troemel will discuss the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, diagnostic tests, and possibilities for treatment.

Topics to be Covered

  • The basic biology of SARS-CoV-2 and its potential host-pathogen interactions
  • The current state of the field in SARS-CoV-2 molecular biology research

Presenters: David Wang, PhD Professor, Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology & Immunology Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Emily Troemel, PhD Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Division of Biological Sciences University of California San Diego

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Webinar

To register for this webinar, click here.


Information you need to know about the history and evolution of COVID-19

The Pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (known as COVID-19) poses unprecedented challenges to global health. The increasing flow of information about this pandemic has also caused many to struggle to keep up and sort through what is fact and fiction.

In this FREE webinar, you will learn:

  • The history and evolution of coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2, the causal agent of COVID-19.
  • The current state of the pandemic and what you need to know.
  • What can we expect going forward

Presenters: Daniel Janies, Ph.D., Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte, and Denis Jacob Machado, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Researcher

When: Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 pm  

To register for this webinar, visit ContinuingEd.uncc.edu/Resources/


Spring 2020


Mentoring Training for Graduate Faculty

May 12, 2020 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 impact, this session of Graduate Mentor Training has been postponed.

For updates about this event, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions for NSF CAREER

Each year, Hanover works closely with faculty across the country pursuing NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) funding.  In follow-up to the webinar we conducted last year on this program, Hanover Grants Consultants will answer frequently asked questions that arise during the CAREER application process.  Our session will cover:

  • Notable updates to the 2020 NSF CAREER solicitation; and
  • Answers to FAQs for CAREER grant-seekers.

For this webinar, Hanover will select questions that we receive from faculty at Hanover member institutions. If you are a faculty member or administrator working on a CAREER proposal, please submit your questions for consideration to Clinton Doggett at cdoggett@hanoverresearch.com.

When: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12 - 12:45 p.m.

Following the webinar, all registrants will receive an email with a link to a recording of the session. For general background on the program, please reference our webinar from last year: Keys to a Competitive NSF CAREER.


Fall 2019



Presenter: NIH Representatives

When: Monday, November 19, 2019

Where: Popp Martin Student Union


Spring 2019


The APHI 3rd Annual Nexus Event

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: UNCC Center City Campus


The Opiod Epidemic- Impact and Interventions in Charlotte

Presenter: Director from the Center for Preventative Services

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

Where: CHHS Room 131


The H-SCALE and Hypertension

Presenter: Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30 am

Where CHHS Room 131


Genomic Analysis of the Origins and Spread of Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Janies and Dr. Gabriel Zenarosa

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

Where: CHHS Room 131


Adventures of a Public Health Medical Director

Presenter: Dr. Meg Sullivan, MD, MPH

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

Where: CHHS Room 131


Anthropology and Public Health-Interfaces and Synergies

Presenter: Dr. Andrea Freidus

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

Where: CHHS Room 131


Fall 2018


Family Caregiving Series: Frequency and Risk Factors for Live Discharge from Hospice (Gerentology & Health Psychology PhD Program)

Dr. Russell, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State, will be providing the first lecture in the Family Caregiving Series. Dr. Russell will be presenting findings from a mixed-methods study of live hospice discharge among patients with heart failure. The study examines the role of race and the social and cultural hospice care on health care outcomes.


Presenter: David Russell, PhD

When: Friday, September 21 at 1:15pm

Where: Colvard 3066


Identifying Contraceptive Deserts at the Census Tract Level of Analysis: Feasibility and Usefulness. (and MCH organizations and public health)

Presenter: Dr. Michele Issel (PHS)

When: Thursday, September 27 at 9:30am

Where: CHHS 131


Seminar Series for Biological Sciences- "Molecular epidemiology of maleria in Democratic Republic of Congo"

Malaria is highly endemic in the DRC. Using high-throughput PCR on thousands of samples from nationally representative surveys, we have been able to map the distribution of malaria in the country and measure how the map changes over time and in response to interventions. Next generation sequencing methods are being used to map disease evolution and spread. Of particular interest are mutations in the parasite pfhrp2 gene which make them undetectable by commonly used rapid diagnostic tests. Prof Meshnick’s research focuses on the use of molecular and genetic tools in epidemiology. He is an internationally recognized expert on malaria who has worked on a variety of other infectious diseases including tick-borne diseases, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis and hepatitis. He is currently PI of two NIH training grants and serves on the Microbiology and Infectious Disease B NIH Study Section. He has been the primary mentor for over 40 PhD students and 10 postdocs. Most of his current work is in the DRC, but he has also worked in Kenya, Malawi, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Nicaragua and Brazil.

Presenter: Steven Meshnick, Professor, MD, PhD

When: Friday, October 12 at 12:30pm

Where: CHHS 380

Host: Eugenia Lo, PhD


Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop

The workshop will cover the following topics: developing “fundable” ideas, understanding the expectations of external sponsors, matching your ideas to sponsors’ needs, understanding the characteristics of a good proposal, writing for review panels, and creating a timeline for proposal development. Information is at an introductory level and is not intended for those with extensive proposal-writing experience. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Lesley Brown at labrown@uncc.edu or 704-687-1880.

Presenter: Lesley Brown (Director of Proposal Development)

When: Thursday, October 18 at 11:30am-12:45pm

Where: Student Union room 265


Research and Data Associate, Institute of Social Capital

The broad aim of the talk is to introduce the Integrated Data System housed at ISC. We will discuss the ISC data holdings and our ability to integrate across disparate data sets available to researchers. The Data License Request process will be discussed, which will include how data partners are involved and how data are obtained for conducting research.

Presenter: Justin Lane

When: Thursday, October 18 at 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Where: Goudes Lecture Hall (COED 010), RSVPs not needed


The APHI Community Drive Project

Presenter: Carlene Mayfield (Doctoral candidate, University of South Carolina)

When: Thursday, October 25 at 9:30am

Where: CHHS 131


Designing Your Proposal Budget Workshop

This session will help you learn how to calculate project costs. It will provide an introduction to budgeting terminology used by funding agencies, including a discussion of allowable costs, cost sharing, and the difference between direct and indirect costs. We will also discuss the importance of writing a strong budget justification. While this session is intended for those who are new to writing proposals, it may also be useful for those who want a refresher on allowable costs, cost sharing and other issues related to proposal budgets. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Lesley Brown at labrown@uncc.edu or 704-687-1880.

Presenter: Lesley Brown (Director of Proposal Development)

When: Thursday, November 1 at 11:30am-12:45pm

Where: Student Union room 265


Webinar: A Strategic Approach to Competitive Grantseeking

Presenters: Hanover Research Services Inc.

When: Friday, November 2 at 10:00 am

Where: CHHS 427A (Innovation Lab)


Organizational Readiness

Presenters:  Dr. Victoria Scott

When: Thursday, November 8 at 9:30am

Where: CHHS 131


Public Health Sciences present Guest Speaker Dragana Kaurin

Dragana is a human rights researcher and founder of Locailzation Lab

Time: Wednesday, November 28 10:00-11:30 am

Where: Student Union Movie Theater, Room 163


Influence of a Light Railway on Health Determinants - preliminary findings

Presenter: Dr. Claire Schuch (GEOG)

When: Thursday, November 29 at 9:30am

Where: CHHS 131


Social and Economic Factors in Mosquito Exposure

Presenter: Dr. Shi Chen (PHS)

When: Thursday, December 6 at 9:30am

Where: CHHS 131