Funding from the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 19 sub-Saharan African countries was associated with a 16 percent reduction in the annual risk of children dying before age five, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Aleksandra Jakubowski,… Read more »
Resilient is one way to describe Karina Gonzalez Sanchez ’17, who despite her youth, is already a global citizen. During the summer of 2016, she was making plans complete her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in December – a semester ahead of schedule – when her mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The Aspen Institute named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Dan Draper MBA ’99 a Finance Leaders Fellow. He is one of just 22 senior leaders who will participate in a two-year fellowship designed to inspire an active role in shaping the global finance industry’s future through values-based leadership. Draper is managing director… Read more »
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, conferred an honorary doctorate upon Robert A. “Bob” Blouin, dean of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on May 25. Blouin is also the Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor at the School and serves as the director of the Eshelman Institute… Read more »
When he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Marty Rosenbluth ’08 heard of immigrants pulled over while out buying milk and deported without seeing their families again, essentially for what he calls “driving while Latino.” Such stories led him to refocus from human rights work to… Read more »
The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its first class of study abroad students the week of June 12, 2017. Nursing students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis and Savannah Samuel were selected as the 2017 Cronenwett Global Health Scholars. On May 8, they traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr…. Read more »
A commentary by Dilshad Jaff, published online June 7 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, calls for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Iraqi Kurdistan. Jaff is research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research Innovations and Global Health Solutions unit… Read more »
Globally, an estimated 71 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over decades of infection, chronic HCV infection results in progressive damage to the liver and an increased risk for end stage liver disease and liver cancer, making the virus the leading cause of liver-related deaths in the United States today. While… Read more »
Life-changing moments can come when you least expect them. On a hot August afternoon, Zena Cardman is working on her laptop from the comfort of her couch when she feels her phone buzz. The screen displays a number she doesn’t recognize — an area code from Houston, Texas. She hesitates to answer, thinking it might be a marketing call.
The annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Microbe 2017, will feature a special presentation highlighting the contributions to the field of an under-represented minority microbiologist. The inaugural lecture will be presented by J. Victor Garcia, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UNC. With more than 50,000 members world-wide, the ASM… Read more »