Two administrators in the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences have shed their interim titles, assuming their jobs on a permanent basis as of Aug. 1.

Dr. Cheryl Lovelady is the School of Health and Human Sciences’ associate dean for research. As interim associate dean, Lovelady and her staff helped faculty in the school submit over $30 million in external funding applications during the 2013-14 academic year. A noted expert on nutrition and women’s health, Lovelady’s research group is one of a few in the country investigating the effects of exercise and weight loss on the health of lactating women and the composition of their breast milk. Lovelady will remain on the faculty of the Department of Nutrition.

Dr. Denise Tucker is the new chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, which is housed in the School of Health and Human Sciences. A veteran educator and researcher who has taught at UNCG for more than two decades, Tucker played a lead role in the creation of the UNCG Tinnitus Center. UNCG’s graduate program in speech-language pathology, located in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is ranked among the top 15 percent of programs in the nation in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools.