Former Sequoyah Fellow Reflects on Her Work and Cherished Memories of Carolina

October 24, 2017

Less than four years after receiving her doctoral degree in history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Mikaëla Adams had her first book published. Based on Adams’s doctoral research, her book is titled Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South. She’s now at work on a second major project: Influenza in Indian Country:… Read more »

‘Translating Islam’ Conference Celebrates Major Contributions of Carl Ernst to Islamic Studies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held a conference in honor of Carl Ernst’s contributions to Islamic Studies on Oct. 6-7, 2017. Ernst is William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations (CCSMEMC), and he has… Read more »

Jaff and Margolis Contribute Chapter to Book on ‘The Aftermath of Atrocity’

Two Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members at the University of North Carolina are co-authors of a chapter in a new book, Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity, edited by Dennis B. Klein. Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for solutions to complex emergencies in the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions… Read more »

Jinan University Faculty Visit Natural Products Research Laboratories

October 18, 2017

Faculty from Jinan University visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and its Natural Products Research Laboratories (NPRL) directed by Kenan Distinguished Professor Kuo-Hsiung Lee, on Oct. 16 and 17 for a symposium on the globalization of Chinese medicine. This symposium was organized by Katie Musgrove, the executive associate… Read more »

UNC Division of Global Women’s Health Receives Grant to Train Women’s Health Researchers in Zambia

October 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Fogarty International Center to train promising Zambian investigators in HIV and women’s reproductive health research. Carla Chibwesha and Benjamin Chi, faculty in the UNC Division of Global Women’s Health (GWH)… Read more »

A New, Innovative Toolkit Helps Assess and Build Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity in the Public Sector

October 17, 2017

A plethora of tools have been developed to assess the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity of public institutions and international development organizations. Most of these tools, however, fall short of presenting a framework for understanding an organization’s capacity to develop systems to monitor and evaluate programs. Even where such tools exist, they differ in the components they… Read more »

UNC Receives Grant to Examine Human Health Costs of Economic Development in the Galápagos Islands

October 16, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.