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Photos by Meredith Sparks for IntraHealth International.

UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Explore Digital Health Services for Sex Workers

Michael DeFranco, Willa Dong and Kristan Rosenthal, graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently have completed training as part of the UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Program. This year marks the seventh year of partnership between the Gillings School and IntraHealth International. Since 2010, the two organizations… Read more »

Monks at Lao New Year in Morganton, North Carolina. Photo by Katy Clune '15 M.A.

‘Migration Narratives’ Exhibition Explores the Experiences of Migrants Around the Globe

September 26, 2016

Migration Narratives, a new exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s FedEx Global Education Center, highlights the local impacts of global migration through projects undertaken by recent alumni, graduate and undergraduate students at the University. Migration Narratives considers both the common threads that connect migrants around the globe and the uniqueness of… Read more »

Fall scene at the Old Well at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina Ranks 56th in 2016-17 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

September 26, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 56th among the world’s top 980 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The 2016-2017 rankings, released Sept. 21, are based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities. Those indicators cover teaching, research, citations,… Read more »

Peter Newman (center) meets with King’s College London students currently on exchange at UNC.

UNC Hosts Peter Newman from King’s College London

September 23, 2016

Peter Newman, communications officer for King’s Worldwide at King’s College London, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the week of Sept. 12 to learn more about international communication strategies at UNC. Newman visited Chapel Hill as part of King’s Staff International Exchange Program, making him the fourth staff member from King’s to… Read more »

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Speizer Named to RTI International’s 2016-2017 Class of University Scholars

Ilene Speizer, research professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of six scholars selected to spend up to one academic year at RTI International, working on strategic research projects. The RTI University Scholars Program supports highly talented academics who… Read more »

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Information and Library Science School Adds Summer Seminar on Information Enterprises

The University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is adding a new international summer seminar for 2017 that will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy and security affect businesses. Students will travel to Dublin and Berlin, getting behind-the-scenes access to global technology companies in each city and participating in other educational… Read more »

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New Study Reveals Certain Genetic Variations Increase Kidney Disease Risk for Hispanics

A new study from the Univerisity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health reveals that genetic alleles linked to African ancestry may contribute to chronic kidney disease among Hispanic and Latino populations. In the United States, Hispanics and Latinos comprise just over 15 percent of adults in the country and… Read more »

Jianwei Zhu,, chair professor of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, joins Dhiren Thakker, associate dean for entrepreneur development and engagement, in formalizing a collaboration between SJTU and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Eshelman School of Pharmacy Signs Agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

September 15, 2016

After two years of conversations, representatives from the Univerisity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Shanghai, China, in May to sign a memorandum of understanding formalizing collaboration between the two universities. Stephen Eckel, associate dean for global engagement and a clinical associate professor in the Division… Read more »