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Singapore Delegation on Early Learning Programs Visits FPG

June 21, 2017

A delegation from Singapore that included Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, traveled to Chapel Hill last month. The delegation met with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) about high-quality early learning programs. UNC Global joined FPG in welcoming the… Read more »

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

June 14, 2017

The NFL 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 medical representatives… Read more »

US Aid to Combat Malaria in Africa Associated with Reduced Risk of Childhood Mortality

June 16, 2017

Funding from the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 19 sub-Saharan African countries was associated with a 16 percent reduction in the annual risk of children dying before age five, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Aleksandra Jakubowski,… Read more »

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

June 12, 2017

The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its first class of study abroad students the week of June 12, 2017. Nursing students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis and Savannah Samuel were selected as the 2017 Cronenwett Global Health Scholars. On May 8, they traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr…. Read more »

UNC Physician Researcher Calls for End to Female Genital Mutilation

June 9, 2017

A commentary by Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, published online June 7 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, calls for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Iraqi Kurdistan. Jaff is research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research Innovations and Global Health… Read more »

Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

June 8, 2017

Globally, an estimated 71 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over decades of infection, chronic HCV infection results in progressive damage to the liver and an increased risk for end stage liver disease and liver cancer, making the virus the leading cause of liver-related deaths in the United States today. While… Read more »