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Malawian Surgical Initiative Leader on the Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking

January 23, 2017

In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, associate professor of surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences. In a commentary published in The Lancet, Charles argues… Read more »

Visiting scholars Sathish Raja, far left, and Jinsong Pan with their retired faculty mentor Bobbie Lubker as her husband Lynn describes ship models that he builds as a hobby.

Visiting Scholars Find Home Away From Home

January 19, 2017

When Sathish Raja met former Carolina Associate Professor Bobbie Lubker and her husband Lynn, he never imagined how strong their relationship would grow. “We’ve become close friends, more like a family,’’ said Raja, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gail Henderson, PhD, is headed to Thailand where she will present at an HIV conference.

Gail Henderson to Advise Federal Agencies on Human Genome Initiatives and to Present at HIV Conference in Thailand

The new year is proving fruitful for Gail Henderson. The professor of Social Medicine and director of the Center for Genomics and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been confirmed for a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and asked to speak… Read more »

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UNC Researchers Find Anemia Protects Children from Malaria

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic countries lacking adequate access to health services. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proven these concerns valid after… Read more »

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AIC 2016 Report Creating Native Student Access and Success in Higher Education

December 21, 2016

In 2014, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signed a resolution with North Carolina tribes resolving to hold an annual gathering of the eight North Carolina native nations on campus to hear directly from tribes about ways the University can support tribal sovereignty, self-determination and Native nation rebuilding through research, teaching and service…. Read more »

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Kenan-Flagler’s Malhotra Is Focused on Innovation

December 21, 2016

You might describe Arvind Malhotra as the stereotypical absent-mind professor. When he’s not teaching, you’ll find him immersed in research about business innovation. But if you want to call him, you might have to use his wife’s phone number because he’s lost his phonejust like he loses his wallet just about every day. “I will never deny… Read more »

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Cuba Offers Example for Countries Striving to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of Syphilis, HIV

Cuba was the first country in the world, and, as of August 2016, remained the only country in the Americas, to receive official validation from the World Health Organization for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both syphilis and HIV. Lola Virginia Stamm is associate professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »