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Transplanting Traditions farmers Paw Lei (left) and Zar Ree (right) are Karen refugees from Burma and work as University housekeepers. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

A Place to Grow for Refugees from Myanmar

July 20, 2016

Dark clouds loomed over the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm on a recent evening, threatening to rain on a midsummer potluck dinner. But underneath the tin roof of the farm’s largest building, everyone was dry and happy, eating at picnic tables and talking in English and Karen. Like the roof covering the diners, the Triangle has… Read more »

Amy Locklear of the American Indian Center

Grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among North Carolina Native Communities

July 25, 2016

The American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use a $386,082 grant from the Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to strengthen programming aimed at preventing obesity and chronic disease among the state’s Native communities. The grant will support the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network, a center initiative that… Read more »

Christine Kim

UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Student and Alumna Receive Boren Fellowships

July 20, 2016

Christine Kim, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student, and Julia Tenyotkin, a Carolina alumna, have each been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security. Valued at up to $30,000, Boren scholarships are awarded… Read more »

Left to right: Chih-Ing Lim, investigator, FPG Child Development Institute; Shujun Oh, psychologist, Department of Child Development, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital; Tamara Norris, Family Support Program; Barbara Leach, Family Support Program; Jasmine Lee, speech and language pathologist, Department of Child Development, KKH Women’s and Children’s Hospital; Sylvia Choo, senior consultant/developmental pediatrician, Department of Child Development, KKH Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Family Support Program Hosts Visitors from Singapore Hospital

July 19, 2016

The Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work hosted a group of multidisciplinary early intervention professionals from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore in June. The team included Sylvia Choo, senior consultant/developmental pediatrician, Department of Child Development; Shujun Oh, psychologist, Department of Child Development;… Read more »

Xianming Tan

Biostatistics’ Tan Wins Award for Best Paper in Canadian Statistics Journal

Xianming Tan, research associate professor of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Statistical Society of Canada’s Canadian Journal of Statistics Award for his paper, “Variable selection and inference procedures for marginal analysis of longitudinal data with missing observations and covariate measurement error,”… Read more »