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Hard Candy and a Car Crash: Students Intervene in Pair of Emergencies

   July 9, 2018

You don't know how you'll respond in an emergency until you face one.  Across UNC Charlotte’s campus, hundreds of students in health-related majors study to become professionals trained to step in at those critical moments.  Over the spring semester, two exercise science...

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Student Researcher Perseveres, Earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

   May 8, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Devin Clegg sees a strong linkage between his selection for a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and lessons he learned when conducting research and playing football with the Charlotte 49ers.

Clegg, who completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at UNC Charlotte in 2016, is pursuing a master’s degree in biology at UNC Charlotte...

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"Communiversity" Provides Support to Region's Latino Immigrant Community

   May 1, 2018

UNC Charlotte and the Camino Community Center have officially dedicated The Communiversity at Camino. The program, whose name recognizes the combined power of the pair, builds on and amplifies the efforts of Camino, a community-based organization that has provided resources to the Latino immigrant community of Charlotte since 2004, and serves over 20,000 people annually. 

Camino offers...

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Exercise Science Grad Earns National Science Foundation Fellowship

   April 25, 2018

UNC Charlotte exercise science alumnus Devin Clegg has received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (GRFP).

Clegg, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in biology at UNC Charlotte, will receive three years of financial support over a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the...

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UNC Charlotte and Tresata Announce Partnership to Make Charlotte One of the Healthiest Cities by 2025

   April 5, 2018

In celebration of Public Health Week, UNC Charlotte and Tresata today announced a far reaching new partnership designed to make Charlotte, NC one of the healthiest cities in the world by 2025. This goal will be met using advanced data analytics, empowering the local community with actionable knowledge, and advancing health entrepreneurship in Charlotte.

Through this partnership faculty...

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Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football players

   February 28, 2018

Because of the findings and subsequent news coverage regarding concussions and brain damage in football, we have all become aware that playing the game may involve more than living with painful injuries - it may involve incurring other life-threatening health problems that develop in later life.

But head injuries are not the only serious risk involved in playing the sport. Studies with...

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In Loving Memory: Dr. Harvey Murphy

   February 8, 2018

September 30, 1930 – February 5, 2018

Dr. Harvey Murphy spent 31 years at UNC Charlotte and helped guide its growth including serving as interim men’s basketball coach from 1965 to 1970, and athletic director from 1965 to 1972.
He was a catalyst for the beginning of the hugely successful intramural program, the University’s move to NCAA Division I athletic status, and...

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Improve Charlotte by Reducing Traumatic Childhood Events

   December 6, 2017
In the following op-ed published by the Charlotte Observer, CHHS Dean Nancy Fey-Yensan and Liz Winer of the Winer Family Foundation reflect on the need for Charlotte to come together to address early childhood trauma. “We’ve done enough planning,...

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UNC Charlotte Research Team Seeks to Make Blood Pressure Control Easy

   November 30, 2017
What if you could lower your blood pressure simply by squeezing your hand?  It may sound too good to be true, but a UNC Charlotte research team is producing some very promising results with isometric exercise – flexing muscles without moving a...

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WBTV News: Kinesiology Professor on Carolina Panthers Injury

   October 18, 2017
by: Steve Crump, WBTV It was a dramatic moment as time seemed to stand still on the Carolina Panthers' home field. Fans were shocked and worried that star linebacker Luke Kuechly suffered another possible concussion during the second...

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