Latin America / Caribbean News


New Survey Will Determine Whether and How Zika Affects Plans for US Travelers

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International will collaborate to determine whether and how Zika virus is affecting plans for U.S. travelers. Co-principal investigators of the effort are Jim Herrington, executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway® and UNC professor of the practice of health behavior, and Linda Squiers,… Read more »

Diane Berry

Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

March 15, 2017

Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continued a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools. Berry has worked closely with the Directora M.C.E. Dra…. Read more »


UNC School of Media and Journalism Panama Project Selected as SXSW Award Finalist

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism’s Undercurrent 360 project has been selected as a finalist for the 20th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards in the Student Innovation category. The category recognizes exceptional interactive technology projects or startups. The awards ceremony will take place during the South by Southwest Conference… Read more »

Consul General Remedios Gómez Arnau (center) and Mónica Colín, consul for community, political, economic and cultural affairs (second from right) visited the FedEx Global Education Center on February 15.

UNC Hosts Mexican Consul General Gómez Arnau

February 17, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed a delegation from the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh on Feb. 15, 2017. Consul General Remedios Gómez Arnau, who assumed her position in June 2016, and Mónica Colín, consul for community, political, economic and cultural affairs, visited to learn about UNC’s current engagement in Mexico… Read more »

Dean Jr., Folt and Peragallo Montano

Nursing Dean Discovers a New Home in Chapel Hill

February 10, 2017

After more than 13 years at the University of Miami, Nena Peragallo Montano said the choice to leave her longtime home was a difficult one. But as she spoke to the welcoming audience at the Carolina Club on Feb. 9, she expressed enthusiasm and gratitude to call the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Read more »

Nora Franceschini

Study Finds Variant that Confirms Shared Genetic Risk for Kidney Disease Among Hispanics, American Indians

A new study has found an Amerindian-specific genetic variant that influences a kidney trait in Hispanics/Latinos, thereby confirming shared genetic risk for kidney disease among Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians. The study extends earlier work by the authors, published Sept. 20, 2016, in  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The research reported certain African-ancestry variants… Read more »


Aaron Williams, RTI Executive, Former Peace Corps Director, Selected as Gillings’ Commencement Speaker

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced the keynote speaker for the School’s spring 2017 commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. in UNC’s Carmichael Arena. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, in Research Triangle… Read more »