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Elizabeth Olson Builds Support for Youth Caregivers

May 19, 2017

For Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson, living an internationalized life was not unusual. Although she grew up in Denver, Colorado, Olson has lived in many places around the world—from spending her college summers in the Philippines, where her father was country director of the Peace Corps, to living in Guatemala and small pueblos in Peru while conducting… Read more »

Hecht Gives Keynote Speech at 2017 Emerging Markets Day

Working internationally means more than just learning how to sleep on long-haul flights or trying new foods. According to Jeanne Hecht, chief operating officer of Median Technologies, working around the globe requires self-awareness, a knowledge of other cultures and, more importantly, building real connections. As the former global head of sales for Quintiles and the… Read more »

UNC Gillings Co-Hosts Conference to Advance Implementation Science

Implementation science is, at its core, about solving problems. On May 4, students, faculty and researchers from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came together with representatives from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa and King’s College London to share experiences with developing academic programs in implementation science. To… Read more »

New Findings on Genes, Hypertension Highlight Importance of Studying Populations with African Ancestry

A recent study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill identified three novel genomic regions related to hypertension susceptibility in individuals with African ancestry. While individuals of African descent suffer a disproportionate burden of hypertension and its complications, they historically have been underrepresented in genetic studies. This new finding underscores the importance of… Read more »

Five Students Selected as 2017 Robinson Honors Fellows

May 16, 2017

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on some aspect of the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from 5th century… Read more »