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  • Alumna Fights Teacher Burnout And Gives Kids A Head Start

    Alumna Fights Teacher Burnout And Gives Kids A Head Start

    I’m giving (teachers) the tools to address wellbeing and resilience, but if their environment doesn’t change, then how much of a help or support can that really be? Wellbeing needs to be embedded in everything: their programs, professional development opportunities, and policies overall.


  • Camp Helps Build Communication Through Horses 

    Camp Helps Build Communication Through Horses 

    Larry Farrer sits astride a stately brown horse with white markings, holding his arms out perpendicular to the ground. His horse walks onto a low platform, then walks off, Farrer still holding his arms up. He has a wide grin on his face. 


  • Applied Sport Psychology Professor Studies What Motivates Athletes

    Applied Sport Psychology Professor Studies What Motivates Athletes

    To be honest, I thought I’d play for one or two months. But then, I had a really supportive coach and team that kept me going.Alan Chu


  • UNCG Alumna Creates Legacy Through Scholarships

    UNCG Alumna Creates Legacy Through Scholarships

    I grew up with a very strong curiosity factor. Woman’s College gave me the life skills, education, motivation, and confidence to pursue that curiosity at many levels. Mary “Bobbi” Miller Carson, class of ’58


  • HHS 2023-24 Faculty and Staff Awards

    HHS 2023-24 Faculty and Staff Awards

    The school of Health and Human Sciences recognized its 2023-24 faculty and staff award winners in April. View a full explanation of each award. 


  • Public Health Education Grad Motivated by Her Dreams 

    Public Health Education Grad Motivated by Her Dreams 

    Searat Khalid is a person who knows what she wants. She is graduating from the School of Health and Human Sciences with a degree in Public Health Education and a concentration in Health Studies at the age of 19. She started the program when she was 18. Khalid has maintained … Continued


  • HHS Students Attend United Nations

    HHS Students Attend United Nations

    It was very interesting and empowering. It was amazing to see experts from all across the world come together for these sessions.  Nida Qamar, Public Health Education student


  • New Camp Proves Inspiring for Greensboro Girls 

    New Camp Proves Inspiring for Greensboro Girls 

    By Sarah Newell For two days during spring break, 50 elementary-aged girls tried new physical activities and games in a welcoming, empowering environment at UNC Greensboro.  They were part of the inaugural Active Girls-Healthy Girls Spring Break Camp, which was held by UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness with … Continued


  • iGrowUP study a partnership at HHS

    iGrowUP study a partnership at HHS

    Once a child becomes overweight or obese, it’s very difficult to reverse that trajectory. There’s more attention now on what you can do early in life to prevent weight problems.


  • Students excel in UNCG’s pre-med programs

    Students excel in UNCG’s pre-med programs

    this wall is packed with invaluable resources, including year-to-year course advising, summer internship opportunities, and extensive information on what medical schools seek in prospective students. Daniel Araya, biology major


  • UNCG Offers Free Child Care to Qualifying Students with Grant

    UNCG Offers Free Child Care to Qualifying Students with Grant

    Finding out about this grant has truly been life changing for my family in so many ways. The fact that students have a good place where their child can go and learn while they’re continuing their education is so vital. Jennifer Aikey, a music education doctoral student


  • Fulbright student from Libya finds a home in PCS

    Fulbright student from Libya finds a home in PCS

    It was just because of the way the educational system of Libya was organized when I was in high school. The education system decides what students study based on their grades. Nothing I wanted was conceivable at the time. Omar Sufian, a student at UNCG


  • Professor Studies Homelessness in Public Parks

    Professor Studies Homelessness in Public Parks


  • The Past, the Present, and Future of Black American Health

    The Past, the Present, and Future of Black American Health

    When: February 23, 2024 at 3:30-5:00 pm. Where: Bryan Building Room 128 Refreshments to follow the Panel Discussion. Students, Faculty , and Staff are welcome!


  • Medical Sociologist Examines Black Women’s Perspectives in Health Care

    Medical Sociologist Examines Black Women’s Perspectives in Health Care

    WE STUDY WHERE BLACK WOMEN ARE TODAY, BUT WE CAN’T FORGET WHERE THEY’VE BEEN AND HOW THAT AFFECTS WHERE THEY ARE NOW. – Jeanette Wade, Director and Associate Professor of Human Health Sciences Program


News

  • Uncg Cuts Down On Wait Times For Rural Healthcare

    Uncg Cuts Down On Wait Times For Rural Healthcare

    The many health-related programs in UNCG’s schools and colleges cater to each student’s strengths and previous experience, preparing new caregivers and specialists. (UNCG has) 10 pre-professional tracks. In the School of Health and Human Sciences, students may focus on communication disorders and aging issues, or pursue community-oriented work through public…


  • Human Health Sciences Director Emphasizes Need for Health Care Representation

    Human Health Sciences Director Emphasizes Need for Health Care Representation

     It’s vital that we have folks in health care that represent the patients being seen, said Dr. Jeannette Wade, Human Health Sciences Program Director. Folks that have lived experience, because so many people receive stereotypical care otherwise. Dr. Jeannette Wade, Human Health Sciences Program Director


  • Genetic Counseling professor says genetics can help with medication

    Genetic Counseling professor says genetics can help with medication

    With precision medicine, pharmacogenetics, and pharmacogenetics in particular, we are using a patient’s genetic information to guide their treatment. Instead of prescribing everyone the same dosage or the same medication, we use genetic information to determine if that medication is going to work for them. Rachel Mills, Genetic Counseling professor


  • Social Work Professor Selected As a Speaker at Annual Conference

    Social Work Professor Selected As a Speaker at Annual Conference

    Department of Social Work Professor Dr. Meredith Powers was selected as one of the keynote speakers on June 21, at the National Association of Social Workers annual four-day conference in Washington, D.C. Powers will discuss environmental justice is social justice.


  • Public Health Ed Professor Selected for Elite Fellowship

    Public Health Ed Professor Selected for Elite Fellowship

    Department of Public Health Education Professor Dr. Michelle Martin Romero is one of three people selected nationally as a fellow for the Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP) for diverse scholars.


  • Advising Center Director Selected for International Committee

    Advising Center Director Selected for International Committee

    HHS Advising Center Director Erin Fox has been selected as the appointed chair of the NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. The appointment runs through the 2025 annual conference in October. Fox is a double-alumna of UNCG, and is passionate about higher education access. She serves in roles for academic…


  • Kinesiology Professor Says Vision Boards Help Athletes, Too

    Kinesiology Professor Says Vision Boards Help Athletes, Too

    Instead of thinking about yourself being able to run a marathon, it’s seeing and imagining yourself as a runner. When we have that sense of identity, we are more likely to believe we can achieve our goals, rather than doubting ourselves—a vision board is powerful in that sense.


  • DR. Hunter Selected as UNCG Gladys Strawn Bullard Recipient

    DR. Hunter Selected as UNCG Gladys Strawn Bullard Recipient

    Dr. Andrea Hunter is one of three recipients for UNCG’s 2024 Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. Hunter, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, is also the Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate and is active promoting UNCG’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.


  • Nutrition professor lists foods to skip during migraines

    Nutrition professor lists foods to skip during migraines

    Depending on your unique triggers, it’s possible that your diet could be contributing to your head pain. A variety of foods have been linked with the throbbing, pounding, nausea, and visual symptoms of migraines.difficult to reverse that trajectory. There’s more attention now on what you can do early in life…


  • Dr. Goldfarb Shares How to Treat Sore Muscles

    Dr. Goldfarb Shares How to Treat Sore Muscles

    Kinesiology Professor Dr. Allan Goldfarb suggests you ice the sore area right after the exercise to cut inflammation. Use heat later to increase blood flow to an area. Heat can also help relieve joint pain.


  • Public Health Education student awarded $10,000 grant

    Public Health Education student awarded $10,000 grant

    Public Health Education doctoral student Mohammed Jibriel is one of 43 national recipients of the 2024 BMe Vanguard Awards. Jibriel intends to use his grant to support a youth program at the Sudan House in Greensboro. The organization promotes cultural understanding and integration between Americans and Sudanese immigrant and refugee…


  • Sport & Exercise Psych student 1 of 4 national winners

    Sport & Exercise Psych student 1 of 4 national winners

    Kinesiology Sport and Exercise doctoral student Yeongjun “Y.J.” Seo was selected as one of four students for the national Outstanding Student Paper Award by the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity.


  • Kinesiology Professor Receives Research Award from UNCG

    Kinesiology Professor Receives Research Award from UNCG

    Dr. Jaclyn Maher received the 2024 Early Career Research Excellence Award from UNCG. Her research focuses on hard-to-access populations, including older adults. She received a R15 award from the NIH Institute on Aging for $423,565.


  • Kinesiology Chair Jenny Etnier Selected for UNCG Award

    Kinesiology Chair Jenny Etnier Selected for UNCG Award

    Dr. Jennifer Etnier was selected for the UNCG Academic Advising Excellence, Faculty Advisor Award for 2024.


  • Kinesiology Chair Jenny Etnier Selected for UNCG Award

    Kinesiology Chair Jenny Etnier Selected for UNCG Award

    Dr. Jennifer Etnier was selected for the UNCG Academic Advising Excellence, Faculty Advisor Award for 2024. Find out more about the awards and the other winners here.