CHHS Spring 2021 Information


A World of Aging exhibit

CHHS & Office of the Arts Host Aging Exhibit

4/21 – College of Health and Human Services’ Center for Healthy Communities, the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences’ gerontology program and the UNC Wilmington Office of the Arts is hosting a photography exhibit entitled A World of Aging.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine, is an associate professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a nationally-recognized expert in wound care and pressure injuries. Levine is also an accomplished artist and photographer whose images have appeared in numerous publications including The Gerontologist, the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

A World of Aging is a portion of Levine’s portfolio from his travels in the United States, India, Russia and several countries in both Central Asia and South America. The exhibit is designed to foster intergenerational, international and interprofessional discussions about the subject of aging. More...
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A Healthy Start: Newly Launched MHA Program to Graduate First Students

4/27/21 - Although UNCW’s Master of Healthcare Administration program has only been online for approximately a year, six of its 122 students will be graduating this spring.

Created and approved by the North Carolina Board of Governors in 2019, the program accepted its inaugural class last spring and ramped up enrollment in fall 2020.

“Given that we were already online, our operations were minimally affected by the pandemic,” said Eric Richardson, assistant professor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and the program’s first coordinator. “We experienced unprecedented growth in student enrollment and faculty hiring.” More...

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Message from Chancellor Sartarelli

4/20/21 - Now that the verdict in the State v. Chauvin case has been announced, the question on the minds of many of us today is this – where do we go from here? For far too long, communities of color have borne the brunt of social and racial injustices that have denied them the fundamental rights and dignity they deserve. We recognize this historical fact while  also understanding the complicated nature of human identity. We acknowledge the ways in which race has privileged some and disenfranchised others, while we know that race is not the sum of the human existence. We can work to confront our deeply troubled lived experiences with race while we also fight to affirm the dignity of those with other, marginalized identities.  More...

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UNCW Receives Funding to Support Regional COVID-19 Relief for Vulnerable Populations

4/12/21 - The Center for Healthy Communities, part of UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services, has received a $330,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in southeastern North Carolina.

The funding is designated for local health departments in Robeson, Bladen, and Columbus counties to enhance their capacity for adapting to the emerging needs of COVID-19 response in vulnerable populations. The grant will be used over a one-year period to support increased testing and vaccinations, supplies and community outreach to slow the spread of COVID-19. More...

Public Health Student to Receive Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year Award

Public Health Student to Receive Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year Award

4/21 - Public health senior Paige Lundberg has been selected to receive the Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year Award. More...

Athletic Training Student Wins NCATA Presidential Scholarship for Leadership Award

Athletic Training Student Wins NCATA Presidential Scholarship for Leadership Award

4/21 - Benjamin Williams, a senior in the Athletic Training program, won the NC Athletic Trainer’s Association (NCATA) Presidential Scholarship for Leadership Award at the NCATA’s 2021 virtual awards ceremony. More...

CHHS Members Give 3 Minute Thesis at Research and Innovation Day

CHHS Members Give 3-Minute Thesis at Research & Innovation Day

4/21 - Since Health and Human Services Week was virtual this year, Research and Innovation hosted a Three-Minute Thesis competition on Research and Innovation Day. More...