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  • HHS alumna focuses on conveying truth in sexual education

    HHS alumna focuses on conveying truth in sexual education

    Sexuality educator and UNCG alumna Shemeka Thorpe has a strong desire to effect change in women’s healthcare.


  • HHS Announces Human Health Sciences B.S. Degree

    HHS Announces Human Health Sciences B.S. Degree

    UNCG will unveil a new degree this fall with the soft launch of Human Health Sciences (HHSci) Bachelor of Science.


  • Public Health Education Professor Improving Kids’ Mental Health through Fist Bumps

    Public Health Education Professor Improving Kids’ Mental Health through Fist Bumps

    A UNC Greensboro professor is launching a new initiative to promote the well-being of children – and it starts with a fist bump.


  • Public Health Education faculty offers state training to support students

    Public Health Education faculty offers state training to support students

    When faculty representatives from the UNC System met for the Faculty Assembly, hosted for the first time by UNC Greensboro on April 14, they learned about a program being offered to faculty and staff members in the System’s institutions across the state.


  • Camp helps kids, grad students, to grow

    Camp helps kids, grad students, to grow

    Emily Hamuka, a clinical educator in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at UNC Greensboro, was once asked what she would do if she could design any summer camp. From that question – the Sports and Language Camp was formed.


  • Nutrition Undergrads Discover Mentors at HHS

    Nutrition Undergrads Discover Mentors at HHS

    Students at UNC Greensboro don’t have to wait until graduate school to form close bonds with researchers. The professors frequently take undergraduates under their wing, letting them experience all the practical work of compiling data in the lab and even publishing in academic journals.


  • Professor’s Mural Affirms Humanity of Black Boys, Men

    Professor’s Mural Affirms Humanity of Black Boys, Men

    Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee in Human Development and Family Studies and her team have launched their narrative change campaign, In All Ways Human, in Baltimore, Maryland. The results of their work bring hope in the aftermath of Covid, skyrocketing gun violence, and the visible loss of Black lives to police violence.


  • Exercise May be Key to Cancer Therapy

    Exercise May be Key to Cancer Therapy

    A dozen mice keeping pace on a half-pint treadmill could be a key to prolonging the lives of cancer patients and others with chronic diseases.


  • Kinesiology Alumna Shows Others the Magic of Gate City

    Kinesiology Alumna Shows Others the Magic of Gate City

    When you crisscross the country, you make a lot of connections. April Albritton ’06 traveled to Seattle and back to Greensboro as she explored the connection between sports and business.


  • Kinesiology Alumna Focuses on Patient’s Journey

    Kinesiology Alumna Focuses on Patient’s Journey

    Part of the job of a physical therapist is asking patients about their goals. “I can’t arbitrarily make up goals if that’s not what is important to them,” says Dr. Kelly Oschwald ’12. “I’m focusing the treatment on what’s important to the patient.”


  • Program engages bilingual kids in science

    Program engages bilingual kids in science

    Sitting criss-cross in a circle, five preschoolers reach out to touch pieces of fabric their teacher spreads in front of them. As the children pat the leather, denim, and cotton, she starts a conversation about which they like best. “Do you wear clothes that feel like these fabrics?” she asks.


  • Peace and Conflict Professor Delivers Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at Tata Institute for Social Sciences in Mumbai

    Peace and Conflict Professor Delivers Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at Tata Institute for Social Sciences in Mumbai

    Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker, who recently received a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program Award, spent the spring semester 2023 teaching and researching on caste conflict in Pune city, Maharashtra State, India.


  • Public Health Education Major Begins New Tradition

    Public Health Education Major Begins New Tradition

    “Everyday there’s something going on in our world that will need attention from public health workers. I want to be a part of helping,” says Jasmine Riddle, who will receive her bachelor of science in community health education this May.


  • GCSTOP Saves Lives While Teaching Students Lessons

    GCSTOP Saves Lives While Teaching Students Lessons

    GCSTOP is a partnership program between UNC Greensboro and Guilford County that began in 2018, and is focused on harm reduction. This includes supplying participants with naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose, providing clean syringes, the distribution of safe supplies for injections, handing out condoms, and distributing food and clothing.


  • HHS Remembers Trailblazer Jo Safrit

    HHS Remembers Trailblazer Jo Safrit

    Margaret JoAnne “Jo” Safrit was known for her intelligence, loyalty, and kindness. She was also known for her longtime love of UNCG. Safrit was a pioneer and an expert in the profession, writing two books on quantitative measurement that have been used for decades.


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