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  • 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.


  • Nutrition Department Research Yields Clues in COVID Severity

    Nutrition Department Research Yields Clues in COVID Severity

    The baffling discrepancies in severity of COVID-19 infections just caught a break thanks to two UNCG researcher-led studies published this winter. Though separate in scope and methods, each came to a conclusion that supports the other’s work: the level of dietary selenium intake is directly related to immune response to COVID.


  • HDFS Program Inspired Perry to Become a Child Developmental Scientist

    HDFS Program Inspired Perry to Become a Child Developmental Scientist

    “The greatest job to me is to be able to be curious about something and to pursue it,” says Dr. Nicole Perry ’13, ’16. That curiosity is what led her to research children’s emotional control. It’s what attracted her to the work that UNC Greensboro’s research professors were doing in Human Development and Family Studies…


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  • Doyle: NC’s New Abortion Law Creates New Challenges for Genetic Counselors and Patients

    Doyle: NC’s New Abortion Law Creates New Challenges for Genetic Counselors and Patients

    Rachel Veazey, a genetic counselor in North Carolina, is trained in several fields of genetic counseling, but what she really enjoys is getting to know families through their pregnancy journeys. “It’s an honor to support families and help them understand their value system, and what’s happening.”


  • Public Health Education Professor Shares Tips on New Covid Vaccine

    Public Health Education Professor Shares Tips on New Covid Vaccine

    The survey found that 35% said they don’t trust the government. But UNC Greensboro social epidemiologist Jennifer Toller Erausquin said there are other people with reasonable questions like vaccine safety, effectiveness, why it’s a good idea, and potential for side effects.


  • Alumna Annie Vasquez: Gov. Roy Cooper Declares Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina

    Alumna Annie Vasquez: Gov. Roy Cooper Declares Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina

    Gov. Roy Cooper has declared Aug. 31 to be Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina in conjunction with International Awareness Day. The goal is to honor and remember loved ones lost and recognize community partners working to provide help.


  • Kinesiology Professor Shares Benefits of Sports on Kids

    Kinesiology Professor Shares Benefits of Sports on Kids

    Activity like riding a bike “triggers hormonal releases, including endorphins that promote our brain health ― reducing stress and improving sleep ― and cognitive function, enhancing the ability to think,” Alan Chu, certified mental performance consultant and associate professor of applied sport psychology at the University of North Carolina at…


  • Happy first week of Classes!

    Happy first week of Classes!

    Welcome to UNCG and the School of Health and Human Sciences! We’re happy to have you here. Please find below a list of useful links to campus resources that you may need throughout the semester.


  • Former Nutrition professor shares memories of Liberia

    Former Nutrition professor shares memories of Liberia

    Former UNCG alumna and Department of Nutrition Professor Burgin Ross served in Liberia with the Peace Corps, and learned a lot while there.


  • Communication Sciences & Disorders Alumna Debuts Movie on Understudied Brain Disorder

    Communication Sciences & Disorders Alumna Debuts Movie on Understudied Brain Disorder

    CSD alumna (’14) Dr. Jamilia Mijnga, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, knew that her debut documentary about the understudied communication disorder that can follow after right hemisphere brain damage, or RHD, was bound to stimulate everyone’s tear ducts.


  • Kinesiology Alumna Named N.C. Athletic Director of the Year

    Kinesiology Alumna Named N.C. Athletic Director of the Year

    “My job is to support our student-athletes and our coaches,” said Stephanie Wilkerson, athletic director at Olympic High School in Charlotte. “I won’t get it right every time. I’m still learning. I don’t think I’ll ever feel that I’ve ‘arrived.’”


  • GCSTOP Director Discusses New Overdose Concern

    GCSTOP Director Discusses New Overdose Concern

    Michael Thull, who has seen an increase in xylazine in Greensboro, said the usage of the drug restricts the blood vessels and circulation, which causes wounds that can takes months to heal.


  • Social Work Alumna recognized as 2023 Outstanding Americans by Choice Recipient

    Social Work Alumna recognized as 2023 Outstanding Americans by Choice Recipient

    Liana Adrong recently received the 2023 Outstanding Americans by Choice award from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for her work. One of nine children who came to the U.S. from Vietnam, she is passionate about her Montagnard-Ede heritage.


  • Dr. Hunter Given Leader in Diversity Award

    Dr. Hunter Given Leader in Diversity Award

    Human Development and Family Studies Professor Dr. Andrea Hunter is one of 15 people selected by the Triad Business Journal as a 2023 Leader in Diversity.


  • Kinesiology Professor Receives Award from National Organization

    Kinesiology Professor Receives Award from National Organization

    Dr. Jaclyn Maher is the 2023 recipient of the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award by the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.


  • Dr. Perrin Sees Hope with Lab-Grown Milk

    Dr. Perrin Sees Hope with Lab-Grown Milk

    Dr. Maryanne Perrin was recently interviewed for CNBC’s story “Lab-grown breast milk startup Biomilq aims to change infant nutrition — if it can release a product”. Scientists have recreated the sugar and protein found in human breast milk, which could positively change how infants are fed. “The technology has the…


  • GCSTOP Director Thull discusses need of program in Triad

    GCSTOP Director Thull discusses need of program in Triad

    Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem, or GCSTOP, is a partnership between Guilford County Emergency Services and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro that provides education and outreach about the opioid epidemic.


  • Office of Research Assistant Dean Receives UNCG Award

    Office of Research Assistant Dean Receives UNCG Award

    UNC Greensboro is excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2023 Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. The Bullard Award is given in recognition of those students, faculty, and staff members who have shown commendable initiative and perseverance in their leadership and/or service roles at the University.