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CHHS Faculty Awarded 2022 Cahill Grants

Charles L. Cahill Grants for Faculty Scholarship are granted annually to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty to provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may:

  • Attract funding from other sources,
  • Motivate new research or artistic endeavors,
  • Support travel to research collections, and
  • Encourage the development of specific professional skills.

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College of Health and Human Services Welcomes UNC School of Medicine to Veterans Hall

June 27, 2022 - The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is welcoming the UNC School of Medicine (SOM) Wilmington branch campus administrative team to Veterans Hall beginning in the fall 2023 semester, due to growth in its program. Having dedicated office spaces in the facility will also benefit CHHS students. Undergraduates will directly interact with SOM faculty administrators and participate in interprofessional collaboration opportunities. More...

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College of Health and Human Services Hosts Inaugural iHeal Camp

June 22, 2022 - The College of Health and Human Services hosted 11 rising ninth graders from the Cape Fear region for the inaugural Interdisciplinary Health Education for Aspiring Leaders (iHeal) Camp. Students spent four days and three nights on campus exploring a variety of health careers and majors within the College and other academic institutions in the state, including UNC Chapel Hill.

Funded by Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine, iHeal was designed for students to gain an understanding of the health careers available in southeastern North Carolina, how social determinants and structures impact health and how academic programs can prepare students to become health leaders. More...

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School of Social Work Partners with Carteret Community College to Provide Bachelor’s Degree Pipeline

June 16, 2022 - UNC Wilmington has partnered with Carteret Community College to create the first transfer program within the University of North Carolina System for students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

Dr. Stacey Kolomer, director of the School of Social Work says of the partnership, “Students in rural counties do not have a lot of options to earn an undergraduate degree, particularly if they are working professionals. At the heart of social work is social justice. We know there are not enough mental health and substance abuse counselors to serve in these rural areas, so the School of Social Work is excited to provide a pipeline to train professionals to meet the needs of their communities.” More...

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Social Work Assistant Professor Wins Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award

June 16, 2022 - Dr. Josalin Hunter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, has won the UNCW Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award, Junior Scholar. The Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Awards recognize excellence in addressing crucial local, regional, national or global issues through collaborative scholarly activity directed towards persons and groups outside UNCW. More...

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UNCW Selected for National Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute

June 15, 2022 - UNCW is one of 54 institutions selected to participate in the 2022 Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute. Co-directed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and IBM, the virtual institute supports efforts to strengthen connections between college learning and workforce preparation and developing productive campus-industry partnerships.

Through the fall 2022 semester, teams from participating institutions will develop projects with an emphasis on co-curricular alignment, defined learning and skill development and high-impact experiences with a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary perspective. Leaders from across higher education and industry will serve as institute mentors. Sheri Shaw, Assistant Dean for Student Success and Adam Nelson, Student Success Center Advisor in the College of Health and Human Services are among UNCW’s Curriculum-to-Career team. More...

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Yoga Studies Minor Students Graduate with Certification

June 14, 2022 - On May 3, 39 UNCW students graduated with their Yoga Alliance certification. The minor provides students with the knowledge needed to teach yoga as a career or use yoga as a tool when working with clients as physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, personal trainers, social workers, teachers and more. More...

Tiffany Erichsen

Erichsen Appointed CHHS Leadership Fellow for Advancement and Foundations

June 10, 2022 - Tiffany Erichsen, coordinator of the Center for Workforce Development, will also take on the newly created position of CHHS Leadership Fellow for Advancement and Foundations beginning July 1. In this role, she will build relationships with corporate sponsors, foundations, alumni and donors with the goal of creating philanthropic and grant funding opportunities within the College of Health and Human Services. More...

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Gallek Named Interim School of Nursing Director

June 10, 2022 - Dr. Matthew Gallek, associate director for academic programs and associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been appointed to serve as the interim director for the School of Nursing for the 2022-23 academic year, beginning July 1, 2022. More...

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Mayo Named Interim Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity

June 9, 2022 - Leah Mayo, Center for Healthy Communities coordinator in the College of Health and Human Services and co-director of the North Carolina Public Health Training Center, has been appointed to serve as the interim assistant dean for community engagement and health equity for the 2022-23 academic year, beginning July 1, 2022. More...

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Turrise Named CHHS Leadership Fellow for Research and Scholarship

June 7, 2022 - The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Turrise, associate director for administration and a tenured associate professor in the School of Nursing, will step into the newly created leadership team position of CHHS Leadership Fellow for Research and Scholarship to help propel the momentum associated with our growing research enterprise. More...