PharmAlliance Inspires Student Researchers from Abroad

Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted four students from University College London School of Pharmacy as part of the international PharmAlliance partnership. All final-year pharmacy students at UCL are required to complete three months of research. PharmAlliance allowed students, some of whom had never completed lab research before,… Read more »

NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This five-year grant (2017-2022) supports mentored training at 16 affiliated sites in low and middle-income countries. All are affiliated with at least one of the UJMT consortium’s four U.S. institutions: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns… Read more »

Pregnant Women Should Be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research, New Guidance Says

July 3, 2017

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities. UNC’s Center for Bioethics, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute… Read more »

UNC Hosts Community Connections Program from Belarus

July 3, 2017

On June 13, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted 10 visitors from Belarus participating in a Community Connections program focused on innovation-based entrepreneurship development. A program of the U.S. Agency for International Development administered by World Learning and International Focus, Community Connections is designed to foster cultural exchange between American organizations and… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

June 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s work in Malawi began more than 20 years ago with a small team working out of a single rented office on the second floor of the Dulux Paint Building in Old Town Lilongwe. From those beginnings, the dedicated scientists and staff at UNC Project-Malawi have led research… Read more »

International Conference on Sufi Performance Strengthens Ties between UNC and UCAD

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) collaborated together on the international conference “ZIKR | Locating Sufi Performance: Critical Perspectives on Music, Ritual, and Remembrance,” held in Dakar, Senegal  June 5-7, 2017. This was the first joint conference held in partnership between the two institutions, which have… Read more »

New Antiviral Drug Holds Potential to Defeat Myriad Coronaviruses

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have confirmed that an experimental antiviral treatment prevents the development of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) disease in mice. The drug, GS-5734, also inhibits MERS-CoV and multiple other coronaviruses (CoV), suggesting that the treatment may inhibit all CoV. To date, there… Read more »