Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Using big data to transform patient care

The post below originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine as part of a larger story on big data. To read more and to view additional… Read More >

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Research helps parents experiencing perinatal loss

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit Look no further than your local… Read More >

Celebrate healthy relationships Feb. 11-14

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and relationships are on many people’s minds. The Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) at UNC Greensboro invites campus and the community… Read More >

Strengthen relationships in 2019 with free online workshops

A new year is a great time for a fresh start in relationships. Maybe you need help understanding boundaries with friendships, a roommate, or at… Read More >

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Research shows importance of coach-athlete relationship in concussion reporting

Sport-related concussions (SRC) have become a public health crisis, and one that is flooding the headlines. Former football players are beginning to speak out due… Read More >

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UNCG in The Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ guide

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018… Read More >

A male student and female faculty member sit at a table with a genetic counseling patient.

Genetic counseling program provides a culture of care

The moment she stepped onto UNC Greensboro’s campus, Lauren Loffredo ‘18 MS knew the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program would be the right… Read More >

Dr. Kelly Wester and Dr. Carrie Morris smiling at the camera.

Faculty research works to prevent self-injury in schools

Chances are, every person reading this knows someone who engages in or has engaged in self-injury – a fact that two UNC Greensboro faculty members… Read More >

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UNCG holds events for mental health awareness

Earlier this month, hundreds of colorful pinwheels decorated the EUC lawn – 1,100 to be exact.* It’s a number symbolizing the 1,100 college students lost… Read More >

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Preparing athletic trainers for the front lines

They’re on the sidelines of every high school football game. Ready to spring into action at a college soccer match. Working with service members at… Read More >

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Safety for Spartans: Resources across campus

Campus safety has always been a top priority for UNC Greensboro. Students, faculty, staff and community members should make use of these resources whenever there… Read More >

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Adventure awaits in UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures program

It’s hard to miss: The towering 54-foot wall with colorful grips sprouting from the basement floor of UNC Greensboro’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness…. Read More >

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Alumnus Dr. Ernest J. Grant named American Nurses Association president

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing graduates take giant steps ‒ from the impact of daily patient care and outreach to becoming leaders in the nation’s… Read More >

Dr. Emily Janke pointing at a white board in front of a small group of faculty and community members.

UNCG partners with community to improve health in Guilford County

The health and wellness of Guilford County residents is a top priority, thanks to a collaboration between UNC Greensboro, Cone Health and the Guilford County… Read More >

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Using sports to equip kids for success

The post below is an abbreviated version of a story that originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read the full… Read More >

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Spartans get ready for Giant Steps at Heart Walk

UNC Greensboro is stepping out for heart health at the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk Saturday, May 19, on campus. The free, 5K (3.1… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Ja’Hana Gasque

Ja’Hana Gasque can’t wait to walk across that stage on May 4 – to receive her bachelor’s of science in nursing. A UNC Greensboro University Marshal… Read More >

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Students become food scientists in nutrition lab

It’s tucked away, unassuming, on the third floor of the Stone Building. You wouldn’t know it’s there, but the smell of roasted garlic gives it… Read More >

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Kinesiology research focuses on keeping student-athletes healthy after graduation

As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it… Read More >

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A day at Piney Lake: Saturday opening celebration

What’s Piney Lake? Find out this Saturday, March 17th, when you can be among the first paddlers at the all-day reopening celebration. Free Spartan Chariots… Read More >

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School of Nursing helps initiate Moldovan university program

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing has a culture of care, with a global reach. In early February, UNC Greensboro welcomed three high-level administrators from Moldova’s… Read More >

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UNCG to host Fit Expo 2018 at Kaplan Center

UNC Greensboro will host Fit Expo 2018 – a national conference for young fitness professionals – this weekend at the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam will chair 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk

The American Heart Association announced today that UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will serve as chairman for the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke… Read More >

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Large grant helps prepare doctoral students for careers in rural health care

When Lauren Allen’s father unexpectedly passed away a month ago from a heart attack, the registered nurse couldn’t help but wonder if things would have… Read More >

Casey Thomas at Renaissance Community Cooperative

A cooperative approach: Alumna works to improve food access in Greensboro

Community health is community wealth. That idea led Casey Thomas ’16 MPH to become a key player in the establishment of the Renaissance Community Cooperative… Read More >

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Using portable tech to treat PTSD

Memories are subject to change, just as anyone comparing childhood stories with a sibling or arguing about past events with a significant other knows. The… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Darius Bennett

Since 1980, childhood obesity in the United States has more than quadrupled among children ages six to 11. This Friday, when Darius Bennett turns his… Read More >

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Heart healthy research

When Donna Tuttle experienced the telltale signs of a heart attack – shortness of breath, tightening in her chest, extreme fatigue – she chewed two… Read More >

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UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness opens its doors

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of recreation and wellness at UNCG focused on… Read More >

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Spartans make mark in Montagnard community

More than a dozen UNCG undergraduates have made a big impact in the Greensboro Montagnard community in the last two years. The Montagnards (also known… Read More >

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Building the best: New rec center to open in August

A 54-foot climbing wall. Seven basketball courts. A mat room for combative arts. And a roof patio for outdoor classes and events. These are just… Read More >

UNCG professor seeks to diminish stigma during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, has one goal in mind for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: end the… Read More >

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A picture of health

Earlier this week, students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons and Plaza to hear the big news: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

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A Sweet Reunion

Their viral photograph on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has become an iconic image. One man, despondent, threatens to jump. The other talks… Read More >

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Colorful pinwheels on EUC Lawn raise awareness for suicide prevention

As part of UNCG’s Fourth Annual Mental Health Month, a colorful array of pinwheels is being displayed on the Kaplan Commons (EUC Lawn) to symbolize… Read More >

UNCG raises awareness with Mental Health Month

Movies about college life show football games, wacky professors and wild parties. They rarely show the hidden struggles that many students face – challenges like… Read More >

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Fun and games

The Fencing Club. Equestrian Club. Quidditch Club. Rugby Club…. At UNCG Fall Kickoff, one table after another of student-led club sports showed off their season… Read More >

News Tip: Athletes warned to avoid dietary supplements

David Wyrick, Ph.D., director of the UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, urges athletes to “put down that pill” in the wake of… Read More >

Nanoscientist has big hopes for tiny heart monitor

Imagine a device so small it can be embedded in your t-shirt — a device that non-invasively and painlessly monitors your heart’s electrical signals, predicting… Read More >

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Taking charge

At 6 feet, 9 inches, UNCG post player Jordy Kuiper is a big presence in the lane. What’s more impressive is his role as supporter… Read More >

Nursing sets new SCENE

Red Yoder, an elderly man living on his own, has diabetes and a painful toe wound. Two UNCG Nursing students are at Red’s apartment to… Read More >

Interpreting Ebola

Sam Parker remembers it well. Parker, a professor in UNCG’s deaf interpreter preparation program, got a call that a deaf person was in the hospital… Read More >

Murray: Six messages abusers need to hear

Journalists and experts focus on victims of domestic violence, and rightly so, says Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor of counseling at UNCG and co-founder of… Read More >

Zhang joins biomedical research center

Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, comes to UNCG… Read More >

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Be BRAVE: Prevent sexual assault

Statistics posted on the White House’s 1 is 2 Many website tell a startling story: One in five young women is sexually assaulted while in… Read More >

Register quoted in N&R story on substance abuse rehabilitation

Jack Register, an academic professional assistant professor in the UNCG Department of Social Work, was quoted in a News & Record story on options the… Read More >

Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

As a U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Susan Letvak understands the challenges veterans face when they transition to civilian life. Letvak, chair of the Adult Health… Read More >

Nurses, employers benefit from UNCG partnerships

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Dr. Algie Gatewood, president of Alamance Community College, put pens to paper Thursday, cementing an agreement that will bring… Read More >

Making health accessible

It’s a small, nondescript brick house on Simpson Street in downtown Greensboro. No signs or shingles hang out front. But this house serves an essential… Read More >

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For UNCG’s softball team, the fight against CHD gets personal

The UNCG softball team is promoting its season-long campaign to help raise money in the fight against Congenital Heart Defects. The team has picked the… Read More >

Adams interviewed by WebMD Magazine about adult friendships

Dr. Rebecca G. Adams, professor in the Department of Sociology, was interviewed by WebMD Magazine regarding maintaining friendships as one gets older. “Research shows that… Read More >

Online doctorate in kinesiology will be first for campus, country

This fall, UNCG will begin offering the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in kinesiology online, a move that will make the degree more accessible nationwide… Read More >

Murray discusses teen dating violence on News 2

Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, made two appearances on WFMY News 2 Feb. 20 to discuss teen dating… Read More >

Research by UNCG biologist focuses on the flu

UNCG researcher Dr. Amy Adamson has found that glucose might play a key role in how the body fights the flu. An associate professor of… Read More >

Murray addresses dating violence prevention event in N&R

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development, wrote an article in the News & Record highlighting an event Feb…. Read More >

Innovations unites domestic violence researchers, practitioners

Rates of domestic and sexual violence remain high—locally, across North Carolina, and throughout the United States. The local impact was especially high in 2013, with… Read More >

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UNCG implements recommendations from Task Force on Children

Responding to what came to light in 2012 about a pattern of child abuse at Penn State University, Chancellor Linda P. Brady charged a Task… Read More >

UNCG researcher: how to protect infants from flu

When state health officials reported the death of an infant from the flu, WFMY News 2 sought some advice from UNCG researcher Dr. Sharon Morrison,… Read More >

Rhea’s research on walking highlighted on Fox 8 News

Research by UNCG kinesiologist Dr. Chris Rhea assisting people who have problems with walking was the subject of a report on WGHP Fox 8 News… Read More >

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Healthcare Summit report off to Washington

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro are sending their findings to the White House in a report that was presented at… Read More >

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UNCG’s health outreach partnership makes front-page news

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro, including Bob Wineburg, professor of social work and director of community-engaged scholarship for UNCG’s School… Read More >

UNCG biology researchers receive widespread coverage in science media

UNCG biology researchers Dr. Amy Adamson and Hinissan Pascaline Kohio, a graduate student, received widespread coverage in the science media after their research was presented… Read More >

Research reveals simple solution to help address deadly problem

During flu and cold season, one of the most frequent hygiene hints is hand washing. Sounds simple, right? The problem is how to get people… Read More >

Research linking glucose metabolism, flu in spotlight

UNCG biology researchers Amy Adamson and Hinissan Kohio used canine kidney cells to study how the cells responded to influenza infection. They found that higher… Read More >

Privileged to care

Eight years ago, Rhonda Lucas never dreamed she’d be graduating with a master’s degree in nursing. She wasn’t sure she’d live to see 2013. Lucas,… Read More >

Opportunity Greensboro announces proposed site for Downtown University Campus

Opportunity Greensboro wants to locate the Downtown University Campus at South Elm and Lee streets as a cornerstone of redevelopment in the corridor. The organization… Read More >

Downtown Campus may go at Elm/Lee

Opportunity Greensboro wants to locate the Downtown University Campus at South Elm and Lee streets as a cornerstone of redevelopment in the corridor. The organization… Read More >

Wyrick interviewed in Institute profile by NCAA Champions Magazine

Dr. David L. Wyrick, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by NCAA Champions Magazine in a profile about the Institute… Read More >

Remsburg interviewed about Downtown University campus

Robin Remsburg, dean of UNCG’s School of Nursing, spoke to Fox 8 News reporter Carter Coyle about plans for the Downtown University Campus that would… Read More >

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HHS faculty join with faith community for health outreach

Faculty from the UNCG School of Health and Human Services will partner with Odell Cleveland, the chief administrative officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church, for… Read More >

UNC-TV to feature UNCG athlete wellness institute

UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now will air a feature on the work and mission of the UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness during its 7:30… Read More >

Wine to Water tackles global issue, one village at a time

Sandy Elliott shares her son’s passion for bringing clean water to people in need. Translate “people in need” to more than 1 billion people in… Read More >

UNCG grant used for life-size cutouts to promote exercise

A UNCG grant contributed to a new program called “Park and Stride,” which encourages City of Greensboro employees to be healthy and exercise, as reported… Read More >

PAGWSPA highlighted in Taekwondo American Connection magazine

An outreach program sponsored by UNCG’s Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity was highlighted in the August 2013… Read More >

‘It’s OK to Ask’: UNCG marks Mental Health Month

Depression and anxiety are huge problems for the nation’s college students. Each year 1,100 college students die by suicide, and suicide is the second leading… Read More >

UNCG nursing professor featured in N&R story

The Greensboro News & Record ran a story on area nursing shortages that included an interview with Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew, a professor in UNCG’s clinical… Read More >

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New institute focuses on athlete health and wellness

Athletic organizations are faced with a significant challenge: They are well aware of the need for educational resources that focus on an athlete’s health, wellness… Read More >

UNCG’s Gruchow quoted in Daily Mail article on alcohol consumption and fatty foods

A UNCG researcher was one of many academics quoted in a Daily Mail article on why indulging in too much alcohol makes humans desire fatty… Read More >

Treating addiction

Todd Lewis decided on a different approach. Lewis, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, wanted to write a textbook that… Read More >

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UNCG, Well•Spring announce innovative partnership

Stephen Fleming, president and CEO of Well•Spring Services Inc., and UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady announced plans Tuesday for a collaborative initiative that aims to… Read More >

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Starting a chain reaction

Kinesiology student Davon Yates ’13 promotes change through youth sports.

Ford explains varying hospital prices on WFMY

WFMY interviewed Dr. Eric Ford, the Forsyth Medical Center distinguished professor of healthcare management, on the varying prices local hospitals charge for the same procedure. “The hospitals are… Read More >

Lynne Pearcey retiring as Nursing School dean

Dr. Lynne G. Pearcey will retire on June 30 after serving 23 years as dean of UNCG’s School of Nursing (SON). Provost David H. Perrin… Read More >

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Professor’s site shows ‘triumph’ of domestic violence survivors

Stigma still surrounds domestic violence. Even those who escape it can feel misunderstood, even re-victimized, by friends, family, law enforcement, the court system and therapists…. Read More >

Transportation workers risk shorter lifespans

Want to add 16 years to your life? Don’t drive for a living. The recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index on the health of working Americans… Read More >

Perko pens children’s book with anti-bullying message

Dr. Mike Perko’s 20 years researching kids’ decisions and how those decisions impact their health — coupled with his seven years of experience as a dad… Read More >

Lectures focus on health care in the 21st century

UNCG’s Harriet Elliott Lecture Series will explore the challenges and opportunities of offering quality health care during a series of events Tuesday, April 2. The… Read More >

Nursing alumna featured by ABC News

School of Nursing alumna Eva Gomez was featured in an story about heart health in minority women. Gomez, who earned an MSN degree in… Read More >

Stein works to help Latinos cope with depression

Her family moved to the United States when she was 4. She came to North Carolina to attend UNC Chapel Hill as a doctoral student…. Read More >

W-S Chronicle: UNCG freshman must take alcohol education course

An article in the Winston-Salem Chronicle reports that UNCG’s incoming freshmen are required to take an alcohol education course online. “Officials at UNCG expanded the… Read More >

UNCG requires freshmen to take alcohol prevention course

One of the most important homework assignments for UNCG freshmen is due Oct. 15. That’s the deadline for first-year students to complete the second phase… Read More >

Research finds performance supplement use starts early

From London Olympians to neighborhood coaches and parents, young athletes will always look to emulate their athletic heroes. And at such an impressionable age,  any… Read More >

What’s the big idea?

Tiny biomarkers may open a world of knowledge.

Symposium explores business, public health benefits of breastfeeding

From incubating human life to creating food to sustain a baby during its first year, a woman’s body is immensely powerful, says Dr. Paige Hall… Read More >

Buckley Report features School of Nursing-Housing Authority-WellSpring partnership

A cooperative program between UNCG’s School of Nursing, the Greensboro Housing Authority and WellSpring was the focus of the latest “Buckley Report” on Fox 8… Read More >

Counseling students work to build HIV awareness

As World AIDS Day 2011 approaches, students in the Counseling and Educational Development program are doing their part to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, on campus and… Read More >