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Tar Heel Lorrie Fair Returns to Carolina

February 7, 2018

More than a decade after she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in communications and mathematics and as a three-time national champion on the women’s soccer team, Lorrie Fair Allen is back at Carolina. Allen is enrolled in the master of public administration program at the School of Government. The… Read more »

New Research on Global Surface Ozone Levels Highlights Regions, Populations Most Affected by Air Pollution

Joseph Pinto, adjunct professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the University of Leicester, University of Edinburg… Read more »

US State Department Program Introduces Visitors from Uzbekistan to UNC Library and Information Specialists

February 6, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted six visitors from Uzbekistan as part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on January 30, 2018. The program provided participants with a deeper understanding of the roles and functions of libraries and information specialists in U.S. society, among other goals. For many… Read more »

Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

People who inject drugs (PWID) in Vietnam are disproportionately affected by HIV. While HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 is 0.4 percent, the prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs is a staggering 11 percent, according to UNAIDS. In an effort to combat new infections among PWID, researchers at the University of… Read more »

Global Heel Aneri Pradhan ’07 Works with Rural Ugandan Communities to Implement Sustainable Energy Solutions

February 5, 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Aneri Pradhan ’07 is no stranger to living abroad. She has spent time on four continents, living in Bangladesh, Belgium, India, Uganda, England and the U.S. Inspired by her international experiences, Pradhan created ENVenture, a nonprofit organization that brings sustainable energy solutions to rural communities in Uganda…. Read more »

Jaff Proposes Strategies to Reduce Traffic-Related Deaths, Injuries in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for solutions to complex emergencies in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office, has analyzed road traffic accidents in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and proposed strategies that can diminish the financial and human toll associated with this public health issue.