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Valerie Tarte, Clinical Assistant Professor Wins Inaugural DAISY Award

Clinical Assistant Professor Wins DAISY Award

12/21 - Dr. Valerie Tarte, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has won the School’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that celebrates colleges/schools of nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students. More...
Dr. Jennifer McCall

UNCW Researchers Jennifer McCall and Susan Niven Awarded Two Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Grants

11/19/21 - Two UNCW researchers have received grants, totaling $168,009, from the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to develop accurate field testing for shellfish farmers and to study Florida Red Tide migration.

Jennifer McCall, an assistant professor in the Clinical Research Program in the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services, and Susan Niven, a research specialist at the Center for Marine Science, are collaborating with Mote Marine Lab to provide better real-time information to shellfish farmers during harmful algal blooms of Florida Red Tide. More...

Cadaver Lab

UNCW College of Health and Human Services Receives $100,000 Grant to Help Fund Human Cadaver Lab

11/2/21 - The UNCW College of Health and Human Services has received a $100,000 grant from the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation South East Area Health Education Center Legacy Fund to help support the construction of an on-campus human cadaver laboratory.

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation SEAHEC Education Legacy Fund grant, in combination with a gift received from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation and two private gifts secured during Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, will fund the lab, said CHHS founding dean and professor Charles Hardy.

“We are thrilled with the collaboration amongst these funders in supporting innovative facilities like the cadaver lab that will enhance high-impact learning opportunities for students, support future degree programs, and offer continuing education and professional development opportunities to health professionals in southeastern North Carolina,” said Hardy. More...

Critical Stress Management Team Trained for Crisis

Critical Stress Management Team Trained for Crisis

10/21 – Developed in response to Hurricane Florence, the School of Social Work partnered with Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter and Services; Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.; Catholic Charities; and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to develop the Critical Stress Management Team. The team provides a supportive space for individuals to understand the facts of a crisis after it has occurred and direction to resources to process through thoughts, questions and feelings. The team also connects people to mental health professionals, when needed. More...

Staff Inducted into James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club

Staff Inducted into James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club

10/21 – Leah Mayo, coordinator for the College’s Center for Healthy Communities, has been inducted into UNCW’s James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club. Mayo’s role is centered on building relationships with the surrounding communities and identifying what their needs are to make connections with faculty, staff and students and to create collaborative funding opportunities. More...