2017

2017

CHHS Students Recognized as Health Care Heroes Scholarship Award Recipients

On Nov. 11, two CHHS students were recognized as Health Care Heroes Scholarship award recipients at the 2017 Health Care Heroes event.

CHHS Center for Healthy Communities Reconvenes with Local Health Directors and SEAHEC

On Nov. 17, the CHHS Center for Healthy Communities met with health directors from Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow, Pender and New Hanover counties, the director of continuing education at SEAHEC and CHHS Dean, Charles Hardy to reconvene the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Health Collaborative (SENCRHC).

CHHS Faculty, Staff and Students Volunteer at Miracle Field for CHHS Day

On Nov. 4, CHHS faculty, staff and students volunteered at the Miracle Field of Wilmington to help disabled players participate in Miracle League Baseball on Miracle League Game Day.

CHHS Exercise Science Student Develops Grant to Address Childhood Obesity as a Part of a Directed Independent Study

CHHS Exercise Science student, Kelsey Bryan developed a grant proposal to address childhood obesity as a part of a Directed Independent Study.

School of Nursing and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Hosts Research Day

On November 17, Nu Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing hosted, in conjunction with the School of Nursing and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, the 25th Annual Research Day.

CHHS MSW Alumna Named 2017 Rising Star Award for WILMA’s Women to Watch Initiative

School of Social Work MSW alumna, Cassy Taverna (’16) was named the 2017 Rising Star Award for WILMA's Women to Watch Initiative.

President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions Will Give Fall 2017 Health Transformation Lecture “The most used medical device in the world”

On Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the UNCW Burney Center Ballroom, President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions, Glen de Vries will give the fall 2017 Health Transformation Lecture, “The most used medical device in the world.”

CHHS Hosts the NC Chapter Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (NC SOPHE) Annual Meeting

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) hosted the North Carolina Chapter, Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (NC SOPHE) Annual Meeting in the Warwick Center on October 26-27.

CHHS Assistant Professor Receives Tier-A Award for Project Addressing Chronic Conditions in Vulnerable Populations

School of Nursing Assistant Professor, Stephanie Smith has received a Tier-A Project Award for $50,000. She received the award from The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for her project, Building a Research Partnership with Federally Qualified Health Centers to Address Chronic Conditions in Vulnerable Populations.

FaceAge Installation Serves as the Anchor Event for Diversity and Inclusion Programs

The College of Health and Human Services will host a series of events that focus on furthering our collective understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

CHHS Exercise Student Gets Involved with “Daniel’s Ride” Event to Bring Awareness for Cyclists Killed on N.C. Roadways

Daniel Fetner was only 17 years old when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Fetner was a passionate cyclist, taking many bike trips up and down the east coast. One of his favorite places to ride was Pleasure Island at Carolina Beach.

UNCW Recognized by The Princeton Review and Best Degree Programs Website

UNCW has been named a Best Southeastern School on The Princeton Review’s list of "2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region" and its online bachelor’s degree in nursing program is ranked 4th among 2017’s “Best Online B.S.N. Degrees” by the website Best Degree Programs.

New Allied Health Building Sign Marks the Beginning of Future Construction

The sign for the new allied health building has been installed on the lawn near the Recreation Center, marking the beginning of future construction.

Assistant Dean for Student Success selected for Leadership North Carolina and Wilmington Programs

Sheri Shaw, assistant dean for student success, has been selected to be a part of Leadership Wilmington over the course of the next academic year.

Chair of Task Force that Recommended the Formation of CHHS Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Robert Tyndall, chair of the 2008 Task Force on the Future of Health-Related Programs at UNCW, has been awarded The StarNews Media Lifetime Achievement Award. The Task Force’s report led to the formation of the College of Health and Human Services.

UNCW Assistant Professor Named Engaged Faculty Scholar for NC Campus Compact

Jacquelyn Lee, an assistant professor of social work, has been named a 2017-18 Engaged Faculty Scholar for NC Campus Compact.

MSW Coordinator Named Special Assistant to the Provost

Dr. Peter Nguyen, professor of social work and MSW coordinator, was recently named Special Assistant to the Provost.

Director of Development for Major Gifts selected for Leadership Wilmington Program

Tanya Armour, director of development for major gifts, has been selected to be a part of Leadership Wilmington over the course of the next academic year.

Director of SHAHS Named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Chris Lantz was recently named Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs following an internal search process.

Associate Director Named Interim Director for the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Dr. Steve Elliott was recently named Interim Director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.

UNCW Assistant Professor Named Engaged Faculty Scholar for NC Campus Compact

Jacquelyn Lee, an assistant professor of social work, has been named a 2017-18 Engaged Faculty Scholar for NC Campus Compact.

CHHS Nursing Students Develop Care Solution for Resident Diagnosed With Expressive Aphasia

During the spring semester, a group of first-semester School of Nursing clinical students, led by clinical instructor Mitzi Averette, went above and beyond to develop a care solution for a resident at The Davis Community.

Service Dog PALMER Inspires Students at Pine Valley Elementary

PALMER has an important job at Pine Valley Elementary School (PVES). Every day, she works to conduct reading interactions with at-risk students, provide emotional support to students who have experienced trauma or have anxiety and helps to motivate general education pupils.

CHHS Announces New Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations

The UNCW College of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for its new post-baccalaureate certificate program in clinical research operations.

Lori Messinger Awarded American Council on Education Fellowship

Lori Messinger, UNCW associate vice chancellor for community engagement, has been awarded a fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year by the American Council on Education.

CHHS Gerontology Student Selected to Receive Graduate Assistant Award

Nancy Francis, who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Gerontology through the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, has been named the recipient of the UNCW Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 2016-2017.

CHHS Online MSN-NP Program Named 1 of 10 Most Affordable

The UNCW College of Health and Human Services was ranked by NursePractitionerSchools.com as having one of the 10 most affordable online Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner programs in the United States.

The College of Health and Human Services Will Give More in 24

Starting at 8 a.m. on March 21, if 1,000 donors make a gift in 24 hours it will unlock a $75,000 challenge gift for UNCW.

Wilmington RIBN Students to Join NHRMC Schwartz Rounds Sessions

The Wilmington chapter of Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses—a dual enrollment nursing education program partnership between CHHS and CFCC—has been invited to join the New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Schwartz Rounds sessions.

CHHS Professor Leads a Group of MSW Students to Bangalore, India on Study Abroad Trip

School of Social Work Professor Art Frankel, a self-described “Indophile,” led a group of MSW students to Bangalore, India for a study abroad experience at UNCW’s sister school St. Joseph’s College.

CHHS Announces First-Ever Inaugural Student Case Competition with Cash Prize of $750

The College of Health and Human Services announces its first-ever Inaugural Student Case Competition with a cash prize of $750.

CHHS Master of Social Work Student Named Recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award

UNCW College of Health and Human Service’s graduate student James “McKay” Glasgow has been named the recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.