Australia / Pacific Islands News

Thakker Takes Helm as Interim Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy

October 2, 2017

It’s Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The dean’s parking spot is empty. So is the dean’s office. It’s Dhiren Thakker’s first day as the interim dean of the School, and he is still in his office on the third floor of Kerr Hall. His car is sitting in its usual place in the deck rather than the front-row spot reserved for the dean. Thakker said he is a couple weeks… Read more »

UNC Hosts Delegation from Australian Catholic University

September 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. Nugent was joined on the visit by… Read more »

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition on Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria… Read more »

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »

NFL Grant Funds International Research on the Role of Active Rehabilitation Strategies in Concussion Management

The National Football League will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management.  The project was identified as a priority at the NFL’s International Professional Sports Concussion Research Think Tank, where… Read more »

UNC Global Announces 2016-17 Global Partnership Award Recipients

May 9, 2017

UNC Global announces the 2016-2017 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated University strategic or emerging partners. There were 11… Read more »