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Addressing Diabetes-associated Health Disparities: A Wake-up Call Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

12/22/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

According to the Centers for Disease Control, adults living with diabetes are at an increased risk of experiencing severe illness or complications when exposed to COVID-19. The disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the country and disproportionately affects minority ethnic groups and economically disadvantaged populations. Type 2 diabetes is driven by the obesity crisis. Obesity prevalence is especially pronounced in many Southeastern states, including North Carolina. The North Carolina Diabetes Research Center (NCDRC), a consortium comprised of Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Duke University, hosted a successful virtual workshop for faculty members from academic research institutions in North Carolina and surrounding states during Diabetes Awareness Month. The focus of this year’s workshop was “Addressing Diabetes-related Health Disparities in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” N.C. A&T leads the NCDRC Enrichment Program, which organized the workshop.

Three N.C. A&T Colleges Partner to Establish ‘February One Scholars’ Program

12/21/2020 in Admissions, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences

As part of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s historic donation to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, three of the university’s colleges have partnered to provide new full scholarships that will be available to eligible students starting next fall, delivering immediate impact for Scott’s visionary investment.

N.C. A&T to Host Virtual Health Equity Symposium, Call for Proposals

10/12/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

This year has been rife with tensions and tragedies around race and social justice. Between protests for justice, and the health disparities laid bare by COVID-19, the need to address health and healthcare-related inequalities cannot be overstated. The College of Health and Human Sciences is answering this call by hosting in a two-day virtual symposium on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 for A&T faculty, staff and students, faith communities in Guilford, Rockingham and Alamance counties, partners at Cone Health and NC Action Coalition, and community members. The goal of this year’s symposium is to generate a robust discussion on prevention, health behaviors, healthcare experiences and best practices for moving forward.

N.C. A&T Researchers Receive $200K to Study Psychosocial Determinants of Successful Remote Learning

07/07/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $200,000 grant to an interdisciplinary team at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to study the psychosocial determinants of successful remote learning among students from N.C. A&T and other public HBCUs. The faculty team consists of investigators with complementary expertise: lead principal investigator Adrienne Aiken Morgan, Ph.D. (psychology), Anna Lee, Ph.D. (psychology), Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Ph.D. (social work and sociology), Jeannette Wade, Ph.D. (social work and sociology), Smriti Shrestha, Ph.D. (statistician, nursing), and Christopher Doss, Ph.D. (electrical and computer engineering).

N.C. A&T, Consortium Partners Awarded $5.7M Diabetes Center Grant

04/28/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health awarded $5.7 million to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and three North Carolina Diabetes Research Center (NCDRC) consortium partners. The award will support shared technological infrastructure for advancing innovative diabetes research and fostering interinstitutional collaborations in North Carolina.

N.C. A&T Recognizes Seven Distinguished Alumni during Fall Convocation

10/24/2019 in Academic Affairs, Alumni, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University celebrated its annual Fall Convocation program Thursday, Oct. 24, in Harrison Auditorium. The program recognized student athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments and welcomed back alumni for “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth” celebration.