2020 Health and Human Services Week

CHHS News

Hayley Estrem

UNCW Assistant Professor Part of $2.66 Million Research Project

02/27/20 - School of Nursing Assistant Professor of Nursing Hayley Estrem is participating in a $2.66 million research project to identify signs that certain infants and young toddlers may develop chronic feeding disorders. Estrem will receive $123,369 over the five years of the multi-institutional project. The research is funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health. 

A personal experience led the onetime critical-care nurse to pursue her doctorate with a research focus on feeding disorders in children. Her oldest son was born 13 years ago with a rare genetic disorder that has required him to have a feeding tube since he was a toddler. More...

2020 Research Reception

UNCW Celebrates Scholarship at Annual Research Reception

2/26/20 - Scholarly work from music and poetry to nursing, marine biology and more took center stage during a “Toast to Scholarship,” UNCW’s annual Research Reception on Feb. 25. Researchers submitted 292 proposals, requesting a total of $66 million in funding, and were awarded 184 projects and more than $12 million to support research programs. Jennifer McCall, assistant professor, School of Nursing, was inducted in the James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club. The Million Dollar Club honors researchers and faculty who have received more than $1 million in research funding. Tammy Arms (School of Nursing), Debra Hrelic (School of Nursing) and Justine Reel (Research and Innovation) were each recognized with the highest number of journal article publications for fiscal year 2019. More...

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Finalist for Cape Fear CREW Awards

Associate Dean for Research & Innovation Finalist for Cape Fear CREW Awards

02/20 - Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Dr. Justine Reel has been selected as a finalist for the Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) second annual Awards of Excellence. More...

Public Health Major Receives NC Public Health Training Center’s Pathways to Practice Scholarship

Public Health Major Receives NC Public Health Training Center’s Pathways to Practice Scholarship

02/20 – In the spring semester of 2020, Public Health major Stephanie Salas received the North Carolina Public Health Training Center’s Pathways to Practice Scholarship. More...

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CHHS to Host Child Welfare Simulations

2/18/20 - In an effort to train students and community partners on mandated reporting procedures for suspected child neglect and abuse, UNC Wilmington’s School of Social Work is hosting two interprofessional events this spring. On March 6, the School of Social Work (SSW) and School of Nursing will facilitate the “Child Welfare Response Training and Simulation Experience.” Operating in its sixth year, this simulation works closely with New Hanover County Department of Social Services (DSS) to train social work students on how to conduct child welfare investigations in the home and hospital setting. The SSW uses customized hospital and apartment simulation labs on UNCW’s campus to recreate the setting and situation in which a new mother’s infant tests positive for copious. The simulation demonstrates in real time the roles, responsibilities, and potential reactions from a nurse and investigative social worker working with patient actors. More...

Social Work Assistant Professor’s Research Collaboration Receives $1,162,145 Funding for Pathways to Impact Project

SSW Assistant Professor’s Research Collaboration Receives $1,162,145 Funding for Pathways to Impact Project

2/20 - In May of 2019, the international research collaboration that School of Social Work Assistant Professor Athena Kolbe is a part of was awarded $ 1,162,145 to support their inquiry into the long-term impacts of peacekeeping missions on post-conflict societies. More...

Nursing DNP Coordinator Selected as Regional Coordinator of Sigma Theta Tau International

SON DNP Coordinator Selected as Regional Coordinator of Sigma Theta Tau International

2/20 - School of Nursing DNP Coordinator Tammy Arms was recently selected as a regional coordinator for the North America 13th Region of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) at Sigma’s 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC on Nov. 2019. More...
Ashley Wells, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement

Assistant Dean for Community Engagement Ashley Wells Selected for WILMA’s 2020 Leadership Institute

2/20 - Ashley Wells, assistant dean for community engagement at UNCW, has been selected to participate in WILMA’s 2020 Leadership Institute. More...

Upcoming events

Through May 1

Program Evaluation Clinic

March 8

Willie Stargell 5k Road Race

March 14

paws4people Paws on Parade 5k

March 18

Nursing History Book Club
5 p.m. 
McNeill 3084

March 19

Paving a Path to Resilience: What Every Community Member Needs to Know
6:30 p.m.
Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center

March 19

Rethinking Disability
7-9 p.m. 
McNeill 1051 B

March 23-27

Health and Human Services Week

March 23

Research and Innovation Day Distinguished Researcher Presentation: Dr. Justine Reel 
10 a.m.
McNeill 1051

March 23

Research and Innovation Day Keynote: Health Care Innovation in the VA and the Military
12 p.m.
Kenan Auditorium

March 23

Research and Innovation Day Poster Showcase
1:30 p.m.
Clocktower Lounge

March 23

Preventing Veteran Suicide
6:30 p.m.
Trask Coliseum

March 25

MedFest

April 1 - Dec. 15

12 for $12: Psychiatric Nursing Refresher

April 6

Food for Thought: Spring 2020 Health Transformation Lecture Series
6 p.m.
Warwick Center

April 6-7

Give More in 24

April 11

Miracles in Motion Run, Walk or Roll 5k

April 16-17

2020 Sigma Region 13 Conference Hosted by Nu Omega Chapter: Weathering the Storm

April 17

AI and Health Seminar
10 a.m. 
Lumina Theater

May 6

AI and Health Seminar
Noon
Lumina Theater

May 6

24th Annual Nurses Day Celebration
5:15 p.m.
Burney Center

May 8

CHHS Commencement
6 p.m. (Trask Coliseum)
Open House Celebration: 3:30 p.m. (Burney Center)
Trek to Trask:
5:15 p.m.

May 13

Nursing History Book Club
5 p.m. 
McNeill 3084