Latin America / Caribbean News

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 »

Folt Takes a Deep Dive into Galápagos Research

July 21, 2017

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) are conducting. Folt’s June 23-27 visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ.

Exploring Carolina’s Connection to Deep Space

July 20, 2017

In the fall of 2018, when the James Webb Space Telescope launches to an orbit four times farther away than the Moon, it will have an unprecedented ability to see distant events and objects in the universe. Six times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb will be able to detect remnants of the earliest stars and galaxies,… Read more »

Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos in US Presents New Findings about Lung Capacity in People of Dominican, Puerto Rican Ethnicity

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has determined reference parameters for measuring lung capacity in non-Mexican American Hispanics. Accurate reference values for such measures are important for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… Read more »

NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This five-year grant (2017-2022) supports mentored training at 16 affiliated sites in low and middle-income countries. All are affiliated with at least one of the UJMT consortium’s four U.S. institutions: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns… Read more »

Pregnant Women Should Be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research, New Guidance Says

July 3, 2017

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities. UNC’s Center for Bioethics, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute… Read more »