Health and Human Services Week

2019 Health and Human Services Week Schedule

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HHS Week Schedule
 Full event schedule Wellness Programs Workshops Art Programs Lectures Showcases Conferences
Full Schedule Wellness Workshops Art Lectures Showcases Conferences

Past Programs

Monday, April 1, 2019:   Research and Innovation Day

LectureKeynote: Research and Innovation: How the Two Can Coexist in a University Setting
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall, UNCW Campus
Dr. David L. Wyrick, founding director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, associate professor of Public Health Education and faculty athletics representative at UNC Greensboro, will present his research and experiences on taking innovations to scale within a university setting. Wyrick’s training is in prevention science and research methods and he has focused his research on several areas critical to the health and well-being of high school and college students (athletes and non-athletes) such as substance abuse, sexual violence, mental health, sexual risk behaviors, sleep wellness and concussions. Wyrick will guide you along his journey towards maximizing the public health impact of his research efforts. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Lecture Distinguished Researcher Presentation: The Role of Leisure in Life Transitions: The Thread that Ties it all Together
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall, UNCW Campus
Dr. Candace Ashton-Forrester, professor and coordinator of the Recreation Therapy Program at the UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, will present her research on the role of leisure, recreation and play in life transitions. Spanning the past 30 years, her research has included young adults on the autism spectrum transitioning out of high school; older women transitioning into retirement; adults waiting for a heart transplant; adults after gastric bypass surgery; and adults learning to live with a disability. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

ShowcaseResearch and Innovation Scientific Poster Showcase
Time:
1-2:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
View abstracts by CHHS faculty, students, as well as community health care professionals. Find out about their health and human services related research, evidence-based quality improvement projects, literature reviews, conceptual work and innovative projects. Topics include adaptive sports, diabetes, online gaming addiction, antimicrobial drug discovery and more!

LecturePanel: Venturing into Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health and Human Services
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall
Vicky Janowski, editor of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WILMA will moderate a panel discussion about how faculty in the health and human services field can also participate in innovation and entrepreneurship. Panelists are David Wyrick, founder and president of Prevention Strategies, LLC and associate professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Diane Durance, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Sara Rose, CEO of Dmanna, a company focused on urinary tract infection prevention, and UNCW graduate and Chris Hillier, executive director of Innovation Center, New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 


Tuesday, April 2

WellnessMorning Flow Yoga
Time:
8-9 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Morning is an ideal time to set intentions while consciously awakening body and mind. Connect movement with breath as you travel through sun salutations and standing postures to build vitality before closing with a short but sweet meditation to encourage a sense of calm. Options will be provided for various levels of practitioners. Instructor is Rachael McLoud, RYT200. Bring your own mat. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

ShowcaseCHHS Study Abroad Showcase: Health & Human Services Around the World
Time:
9-11 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall first and second floor lobbies
Studying abroad can broaden world views, provide leadership development and help with future career opportunities. Find out about CHHS Study Abroad programs and how to enhance cultural competencies and increase social justice sensitivity.  

LectureImpact of ACEs on Health Behavior
Time:
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Did you know adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect more than 65% of Americans and can contribute to cigarette, marijuana and alcohol use in college populations? The UNCW Counseling Center will review ACEs, their impact on student health behavior and the importance of trauma-informed care on college campuses and within prevention/intervention programs offered. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Wellness WorkshopCANCELLED: Writing for Wellness
Time:
1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162
Explore various ways in which writing can contribute toward personal wellness, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

WorkshopTraining: Stop the Bleed
Time:
3-5 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. Learn the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder. This course is designed to train individuals on what to do in a bleeding emergency and covers the ABCs of bleeding as a method to stop an active bleed. Includes a class presentation and hands-on skills demonstrations. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Wellness WorkshopA “Taste” of Mindfulness
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location:
McNeill Hall 1051
Do you want to know more about mindfulness practices but don’t know where to begin? Join Paula Huffman, mindfulness instructor, to learn simple ways to use mindfulness practices to help you stay present, focused and calm regardless of what is going on around you.

This experiential session will include:

  • An explanation of mindfulness
  • A short discussion on stress triggers and manifestations of stress
  • An introduction to mindfulness techniques for taming the ruminating mind and catastrophic thinking
  • A practice of techniques for stepping out of auto pilot, allowing you to stop, breathe, re-connect no matter where you are or what you are doing
  • A mind body Connection practice
  • An introduction to seated meditation

Huffman is an adjunct faculty with the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine and an instructor at the Carolina Wellness Institute. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 


Wednesday, April 3

Workshop LectureImproving Heart Failure Care
Time:
9-10:30 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Rachel Hayworth, MSN, RN, CHFN and heart failure program manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, will highlight strategies for increasing guideline-directed medical therapy compliance to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Topics such as evidence-based disease management, national quality metrics, federal incentivized pay-for-performance metrics, community health initiatives, specialty nursing certification improving patient outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure registry and patient education strategies will be covered. Participants will learn LEAN Methodology and nursing assessment skills. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

WellnessUNCW Spring Health Fair
Time:
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Burney Center
Learn more about the many health-related programs, services and providers located on campus and within the Wilmington community. This year’s Health Fair theme is Root for Your Health and is designed to encourage behavior change through educational booths, live entertainment and physical activity sessions. Hosted by UNCW Health Promotion and the Abrons Student Health Center.

Showcase ArtPhotovoice: Substance Misuse in Our Community
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall first floor lobby
Photovoice is a process by which people can identify, represent and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique. Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with HEA 210 – Substance Abuse Prevention students – to identify a substance use/abuse/addiction topic of interest. Students will capture strengths and/or concerns in the community using photos and short captions to “tell the story” of substance abuse. View their photographs and read their narratives as they build community and advocate for change.

WellnessYoga and Meditation
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Need a little self-care? Nourish your mind, body and spirit with an all levels slow flow class taught by Laura Siljander. Afterward, align your mind, body and spirit with guided meditation. Bring your own mat. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

LectureTreating Tobacco Dependency
Time:
3-4:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Tobacco products cause more than 430,000 deaths each year in the United States. School of Nursing Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Professor Linda Haddad will outline the activities that healthcare providers can do to help a tobacco user. Find out about the 5 A’s for interventions and other system changes that can increase cessation rates. Explore the most recent evidence on pharmacotherapy for nicotine dependence. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Lecture8 th Annual Poverty Symposium: The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence: Taking the Pulse on Poverty
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence tore through southeastern North Carolina. It left cities devastated and likely billions of dollars in damage. But, this hurricane hit low-income communities the hardest. Explore how this natural disaster impacted vulnerable populations and how the Cape Fear region is helping its community rise above inequality. Panelists include Jordyn Appel, community food access coordinator with Feast Down East, Amanda Boomershine, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics in the UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures, Cedric Harrison with Support the Port, Beth Schrader, New Hanover County recovery manager and Tommy Taylor, executive vice president of the United Way of the Cape Fear. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

LectureHawkTalks: Human Health Panel
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Location: CIS 1008 and Lobby
Explore career opportunities and job paths by listening to UNCW alumni and affiliates stories and networking with panelists and students with similar interest to yours. Presented by Student Ambassadors, HawkTalks brings UNCW alumni and friends of the school back to campus to share key information about their path after college, insight into their field, and advice on how you can make yourself competitive for jobs after graduation. This event will bring professionals from a variety of health fields including Angela Schaad from the CDC, Chris Hiller, the director of innovation for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, representatives from Mercy Ships and more! A Q&A session and networking reception will follow the panelists' presentations. 


Thursday, April 4

Workshop LectureBreast Health: What’s Normal and What’s Not in Men and Women
Time:
9-10:45 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Many people believe that breast cancer is a "women-only disease" and only people of a certain age are at risk. Going Beyond the Pink Program Manager Joy Wade will educate participants about warning signs, practicing self-care and how to assess your own body. This interactive, fast-paced and fun workshop will educate both women and men on best breast health practices and advocacy for themselves and others. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Showcase ArtPhotovoice: Substance Misuse in Our Community
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Trask Coliseum
Photovoice is a process by which people can identify, represent and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique. Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with HEA 210 – Substance Abuse Prevention students – to identify a substance use/abuse/addiction topic of interest. Students will capture strengths and/or concerns in the community using photos and short captions to “tell the story” of substance abuse. View their photographs and read their narratives as they build community and advocate for change.

ArtCalming Canvas
Time:
3-5 p.m.
Location: McNeill 1051
Painting involves creative processes that help us subconsciously communicate our feelings and improves wellness. Grab a brush and paint what you feel! Supplies provided. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

LecturePreparing for Retirement Means More than Saving Money
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; 803 S College Road Suite G, Wilmington
When planning for retirement, most Americans think about the financial aspects. But how will you spend your time, once you don’t have to go to work every day? What kind of lifestyle will you lead? Where will you live? UNCW gerontology graduate students in the Psychosocial Adjustment to Retirement and Later Life class will help you proactively start to plan to make this the most satisfying time of your life. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

LecturePanel: Diversifying Clinical Trial Enrollment
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162
Panel: Diversifying Clinical Trial Enrollment
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162
To advance health equity, the clinical research industry is facing the need to design trials that more closely match the targeted populations for drug or device candidates. Moderated by Kent Guion, MD, UNC Wilmington’s chief diversity officer, join a discussion designed to raise awareness, promote inclusion, generate discussion about recruitment challenges and offer solutions to those challenges. Panelists include Mary Anderson, executive director of Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC, Kenisha Bethea, MPH, research program manager within the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute and the Duke EQUAL ACP study, Anissa Vines, PhD, assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Patrick Maguire, MD, physician, co-owner and executive medical director at Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology. Sponsored by NC Biotech and the CHHS Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee Cultural Activities Proposals grant competition. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 


Friday, April 5

WellnessWellness Walk - CANCELLED
Time:
12-1 p.m.
Location: Begins and ends on the McNeill Hall lawn
Take a break and get outside! Take a refreshing walk along a portion of the 1.3 mile UNCW Teal Trail.

CHHS Carnival
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Location: McNeill 1051
Celebrate the close of a successful academic year with games, food, music and FUN! 


Saturday, April 6

ConferenceNorth Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports Management (NCAAHPERD) Regional Workshop
Time:
9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Hanover Gymnasium
Sessions include Action Based Learning, Active Teaching Strategies for the Health Classroom, Adapted PE, Strength Training Concepts for PE Teachers, the Portable Nutrition Lab and How to Teach Yoga in your K-12 Class. .5 NC Teacher Renewal Credits will be given for individuals staying the entire day. An optional "take-home" worth .5 renewal credits is available upon completion of a 10 hour assignment. Registration is required: https://www.ncaahperd-sm.org/events.html. Free for NCAAHPERD members.

WellnessFall Prevention Clinic
Time:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:
Trask 115
Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Multiple risk factors can contribute to falling and some can be modified or improved with proper evaluation. At this free clinic, participants will have their medications reviewed and blood pressure checked when standing, sitting, and lying down. Balance will be tested and recommendations to help restore balance will be offered. Participants will also learn how to conduct a fall risk assessment of their homes. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 910- 962.3250.

WellnessYoga on the Lawn
Time:
10:30 a.m. 
Location: Recreational Sports Complex
Start spring off right with a Saturday morning yoga class at the Recreational Sports Complex sponsored by Campus Recreation. This class will focus on traditional flows, balance poses, and mindfulness. Open to all fitness levels. Some mats are provided and no registration is required. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here.