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Faculty Engaged in Research to Help Marginalized Communities

Faculty Engaged in Research to Help Marginalized Communities

9/21 - Five UNCW tenure-track faculty across the disciplines of social work, English and nursing are engaging in research that stimulates change in marginalized communities. More...

Social Work Pilots Kognito Virtual Simulations

Social Work Pilots Kognito Virtual Simulations

9/21 - The School of Social Work recently piloted virtual Kognito simulations in the substance use disorders and addictions class. More...
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Faculty and Staff Honored for Teaching, Scholarship and Service

9/21 - UNCW honored the dedication and talents of its faculty at the annual fall faculty meeting on Sept. 9. Provost James J. Winebrake announced the award recipients. Six CHHS faculty were honored for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching and service. More...

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Leading the Charge While Leaving a Legacy: Reel and Bucciere Support the CHHS Experience

8/2021 - Several years ago, Justine Reel led a group of UNCW students on a study abroad course to Sweden. The course’s topic was health care and innovation. But she quickly realized that the cross-cultural experience – and even the airplane ride – were as much a part of the learning experience for many students as the course material.

“The exposure to diverse cultures is life-changing,” says Reel, associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Health and Human Services. Reel’s husband, Robert Bucciere, also works for CHHS as a systems training and reporting specialist and helped with travel logistics. “Creating a way for students to experience Sweden and Denmark opened our eyes and underscored the importance of these immersion experiences, especially when we learned that many of the students had never been outside the state of North Carolina.” More...

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University of North Carolina Wilmington Partners with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to Train Future Pharmacists

8/16/21 - UNCW is collaborating with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in a shared commitment to train the future public health workforce. The two universities are creating an Early Assurance Program, offering an automatic interview with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program admissions committee for qualifying UNCW students. UNCW will verify that interested students meet the participation qualifications identified by the two schools and provide processes and resources to support interested students. 

The partnership will involve UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and the College of Arts and Sciences. Officials are developing processes to track students to ensure they meet the requirements, said Chris Lantz, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health and Human Services.

“Students who express interest in participating in this agreement will receive support from UNCW and UNC-CH,” said Lantz. “The agreement provides structure and gives our students a clear pathway. The real beneficiary of this is the population we serve in the health care workforce. We are putting high-quality students into degree programs that are of great value.” More...

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Public Health Assistant Professor Featured in Vaccine Documentary

8/2021 - Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry, an assistant professor of public health in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, is featured in a new documentary entitled Vaccination from the Misinformation Virus. The project was spearheaded by Chris Schueler, an Emmy Award-winning producer. The documentary aims to help address vaccine concerns by explaining why vaccines are safe, crucial to community health and save millions of lives annually. While the project includes Covid vaccination, it addresses all elements of vaccines including their history, how they are created, tested and what they contain. It also addresses misinformation and how to overcome that “epidemic.” More...
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School of Nursing Named NLN Center of Excellence

8/5/21 - The School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Wilmington has been named a 2021 National League for Nursing (NLN) Centers of Excellence.

Each year, the NLN selects schools of nursing and health care organizations as its Center of Excellence honorees based on demonstrated excellence in a specific area. UNC Wilmington’s program was one of 23 programs selected this year and will receive formal recognition for this prestigious designation at the organization’s 2021 NLN Education Summit at the Honors Convocation on September 25. The School of Nursing was one of six schools recognized in the area of Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty. More...