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CHHS Faculty Honored for Outstanding Mentoring

CHHS faculty Lorie Sigmon (SON) and Wayland Tseh (SHAHS) have been selected as recipients of the 2019-20 Discere Aude Award for outstanding mentoring of students, along with 13 other UNCW faculty and staff. More…

Public Health Student to Serve in Peace Corps Panama WASH Education Program

Public Health Student to Serve in Peace Corps Panama WASH Education Program

Throughout her life, Brianna Magee has been deeply passionate about helping others. Growing up, she continually asked herself how she could make a positive difference in somebody else’s life. Later on, that question became how she could make a positive change in the world, and the Peace Corps became the perfect answer to that question. More...

SON Faculty Receive Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiative Project Award

SON Faculty Receive Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiative Project Award

Congratulations to School of Nursing faculty who won the Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiative Project Award! More...

SHAHS Awarded at Cape Fear Coalition For A Drug-Free Community Agents of Change Breakfast

SHAHS Awarded at Cape Fear Coalition For A Drug-Free Community Agents of Change Breakfast

01/20 – On Dec. 11, the Cape Fear Coalition For A Drug-Free Community held their Agents of Change Breakfast, where the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) and Center for Healthy Communities Coordinator, Leah Mayo were nominated for awards. SHAHS won an award in the category of Community Organization for playing a key role in organizing and conducting Alcohol Purchase Surveys... More...

Special Delivery Obsteric Rapid Response Team

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01/20 - If emergency drills collide with actual emergencies, it may be just another day on the job for Nina Williams. According to her, “the baby determines when it’s coming.”

Williams, a nursing lecturer in the College of Health and Human Services and a part-time staff nurse in the labor and delivery unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is familiar with obstetric emergencies. More...

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UNCW Calls for Nominations for 2020 Teaching Awards

01/20 - UNCW is calling for nominations for the 2020 Teaching Awards. Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for one of these honors. More...

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CHHS Faculty Receive Cahill Grant for Project About Optimizing Wellness & Resilience

01/20 – In December of 2019, CHHS faculty members Anka Roberto (SON) and Josalin Hunter-Jones (SSW) were awarded a Cahill Grant for their project titled, “Optimizing wellness and resilience; a trauma informed program.” More...

Megan Toothman, Center for Healthy Communities Project Coordinator

CHHS Welcomes New Project Coordinator for Center for Healthy Communities

01/20 - On Nov. 7, CHHS welcomed Megan Toothman as the new project coordinator for the Center for Healthy Communities. More...

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Seven Innovative Faculty Research Projects Receive Funding through IP Support Initiative

12/16/19 - UNCW’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization has awarded seven faculty members with project funding through their Intellectual Property Support Funding initiative. Ana Ferrell, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was chosen for funding for her "Replication of the Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation Toll for Arab Americans" project. More...

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UNCW’s School of Health and Applied Human Sciences Collaborates with ECU for Community Health Initiative

11/20/19 - UNCW’s School of Health and Applied Human Sciences has partnered with East Carolina University’s Department of Psychology, Green County Recreation and Greene County Schools to launch the Greene County Community Advancement Project. This interdisciplinary project offers local residents access to a safe space to be physically active, which has been a consistent barrier to physical activity and health in rural communities like Greene County, according to a 2017 community survey.

Collaborators developed a Kids in Parks TRACK trail, a family-friendly outdoor adventure trail at Greene County’s recreation complex. The project was funded through a grant from Resourceful Communities, specifically their Creating New Economies Fund. More...