CHHS Spring 2021 Information


SON Facilitates Mass Vaccine Rollout

SON Facilitates Mass Vaccine Rollout

3/21 - Heroes don’t just wear capes; they wear scrubs, too!

In February, School of Nursing faculty and students partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people who need it most. More...

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CHHS Faculty Nominated for YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards

3/21: Faculty from all three professional schools in the College of Health and Human Services have been nominated for a YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards.

  • Dr. Paula Baisden, lecturer, School of Nursing: Education Award
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Lee, associate professor, School of Social Work: Education Award
  • Dr. Amelia "Kit" Huelskamp, assistant professor, School of Health and Applies Human Sciences: Education Award
  • Dr. Nina Williams, lecturer, School of Nursing: Health and Wellness Award

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders who are active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. More...


Meyersons advance nursing programs, research and innovation in the College of Health and Human Services

Longtime Wilmington-area health care advocates Dr. Martin Meyerson and Deborah Meyerson '94, '01M have made a $500,000 gift to establish the Martin B. Meyerson, MD and Deborah J. Meyerson Endowed Trust Fund at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The fund will support a variety of initiatives within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Their gift is part of Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, that has received more than $80 million in support to date.

“We are motivated to support Dean (Charles) Hardy and his vision for CHHS because we care about health care in this region, and we know that means an investment in higher education, research and innovation initiatives, and health care workforce development,” says Martin Meyerson, a retired Wilmington-area radiation oncologist who currently volunteers as a physician at a community clinic.

A significant portion of the gift will support the School of Nursing, of which Deborah Meyerson – who enjoyed a long career as a nurse practitioner – is a two-time alumna. The fund will support need-based scholarships in the school and the newly established Mrs. Deborah J. Meyerson Award of Excellence for Family Nurse Practitioners which will recognize an outstanding student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, among other priorities. More...

Ashlie Anderson

UNCW Student Veteran to Speak at National Conference

2/16/21 - Ashlie Anderson ’21, an exercise science major in the CHHS, is a featured speaker at the Student Veterans of America National Convention.
The Air Force veteran will discuss her experience as a female leader of a Student Veterans of America chapter. “Along with three other women, we will each discuss our experiences in being a leader not only in the SVA, but in general and what situations we have had to overcome as minority leaders, and how we did so,” she said. More...
CHHS Hosts Its First Fulbright Scholar

CHHS Hosts Its First Fulbright Scholar

2/21 - For Uganda University Dean Saidah Najjuma, research is important because it helps her create a fairer world. Through her research of women living with HIV/AIDS, she explores economic empowerment as a means to lessen women’s suffering, among other strategies to sustain their livelihoods. She envisions a world where empowering women economically becomes more useful in the management of HIV/AIDS. More...

Healthful Living and Fitness Education Program Partners with Special Olympics

Healthful Living & Fitness Education Program Partners with Special Olympics

2/21 – The Healthful Living & Fitness Education (HLFE) program is partnering with the Special Olympics to provide virtual adapted physical and health education programming for athletes. More...

Dr. Phillip Brown

UNCW Alumni Association Recognizes Distinguished Alumni, Supporter

2/21 - Philip M. Brown Jr. ’88 is the recipient of this year’s UNCW Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Brown remains active in the Seahawk community. He serves as the medical director for the master's program in athletic training and on the Dean's Advancement Council in the College of Health and Human Services. He often lectures as a guest in CHHS and mentors students interested in a medical career. More…

Friends of UNCW Offers Annual Grants

Friends of UNCW Offers Annual Grants

2/21 - As the spring semester begins, we want to remind you of the annual grants offered from The FRIENDS of UNCW. Our application and award process takes place each spring and we encourage you to apply. More...

UNCW Launches Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

UNCW Launches Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

2/21 - UNCW launched its comprehensive fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, 2021.

Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW is a $100 million university-wide initiative that began on July 1,2015 under Chancellor Sartarelli’s leadership. It seeks to enrich and expand upon what makes the university one of a kind. To date, UNCW has raised $86 million of its $100 million goal as a part of the multi-year fundraising campaign to support students, faculty, programs and facilities. More...