News Items from UNC Greensboro

The UNC Greensboro School of Nursing has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation to bring innovative nursing practices to at-risk students at Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville, North Carolina. The grant will be funded for four years, running through 2023. The School of Nursing will use a portion of […]

When we talk about inclusivity on college campuses, there’s a population that often gets left out of the conversation: students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Nationally, there are more than 260 inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs for students with IDD. But outside of these programs, it can be difficult for these students to get […]

Imagine you’re sitting alone in an exam room, struggling to catch what your doctor is saying. Because you are hearing impaired, you ask the doctor to repeat himself, but he seems irritated. Eventually, you stop asking. You agree to a medical test without understanding what it’s about. And you leave, unsure of your diagnosis. All […]

Domestic violence affects one out of three Americans. As a survivor, 2019 doctoral graduate Joy Kelly is on a mission to help others through the recovery process.  “It’s very personal,” Kelly says. “That’s what drives me.” Kelly didn’t anticipate her career trajectory when she entered college in 2006 – not even when an abusive relationship […]

In North Carolina, deaths by opiates such as fentanyl and heroin increased 900 percent from 2010 to 2016, with Guilford County leading the state in mortality rates due to these opiates, among others. Dr. Danielle Swick and her UNC Greensboro Social Work colleagues are hoping a $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services […]

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. But what if something as simple as exercise could delay its onset? That’s what Dr. Jennifer Etnier and UNC Greensboro’s Department of Kinesiology want to discover in their Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 study (PAAD2), which is now recruiting participants. As […]

Fall is finally here, which means our favorite fall sports are now in full swing. Yet with fall sports comes the potential for increased injury among young athletes – specifically, sport-related concussions (SRC). Studies show that over 50% of SRCs go unreported, resulting in delayed care and long-term health impacts for athletes. That’s where UNC […]

Visionary. Strategic. Developer of talent. Joan Evans ’94 MBA embodies the qualities one would expect from a high-level executive of a major health care delivery system. What may surprise you is her proclivity for provocative thinking. “If anyone will ask the unasked question, it’s me,” says Evans, chief of staff at Cone Health. That may […]

Over 150 members of the Greensboro community took part in the second annual Housing and Health Symposium: “Building Healthy Communities Through Better Housing” on June 7. At the daylong event held on the campus of UNC Greensboro, participants and panelists discussed the link between housing and health, and the ways we can build healthier communities through […]