UNC and the Malawi Ministry of Health established a pathology laboratory at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. The lab, opened in July 2011, became one of only two pathology labs in the nation of 16 million, helping to relieve diagnostic delays that contributed to late diagnoses and early deaths for Malawians suffering from cancer.

Partnerships, Cancer Research in Malawi to Expand with New NCI Grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers. Andrew… Read more »

Juliana Powell and Gabriel Allen, pictured with faculty guests Yuko Kato, far left, and Yuki Aratake, far right. Powell and Allen will study abroad in Japan as Phillips Ambassadors during spring 2015. Photo by Steve Exum.

Recently Selected Phillips Ambassadors Recognized at Fall Dinner

November 12, 2014

Nine recently selected Phillips Ambassadors were honored at the annual Phillips Ambassadors fall dinner, held at the Carolina Inn on Nov. 4. The students, all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates, were awarded a $5,000 scholarship each for study abroad in Asia during the Spring 2015 semester. The students will be studying throughout… Read more »

Patsy Polston

Doctoral Students Awarded Inaugural Dennis and Mireille Gillings Fellowships for Work at Institut Pasteur

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral students Maya Nadimpalli and Patsy Polston are inaugural recipients of the prestigious Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships, a collaboration between UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Pasteur Foundation, the U.S. affiliate of Institut Pasteur. The fellowships include the opportunity to work on… Read more »

Josh Hinson and MSW students Abbie Heffelfinger, Allie Hill and Erin Magee speak about the Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative to the School of Social Work’s Board of Advisors on Oct. 31.

School of Social Work to Contract with State to Offer Mental Health Services to New Refugees

November 11, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work will soon begin contracting with the State of North Carolina to improve access to health and mental health services to refugees in the Triangle region. Starting in January, Josh Hinson, a social work clinical instructor who is leading the “Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative,” and… Read more »

Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe located between Romania to its west and Ukraine to its north, east, and south.

Moldova’s Ambassador Speaks at School of Pharmacy

November 10, 2014

Igor Munteanu, the Moldovan ambassador to America, spoke on the current state and possible future of Moldova during a presentation to students last Wednesday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Munteanu presented an image of Moldova that was united with European Union in his talk at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “Integration… Read more »


Luncheon Honors Carolina’s Veterans, Nov. 17

November 9, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a luncheon to honor students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club located in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The event will include lunch, veteran recognition and… Read more »