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US Aid to Combat Malaria in Africa Associated with Reduced Risk of Childhood Mortality

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 »

Kenan-Flagler GLOBE Student Learns the Power of Community

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.

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

June 12, 2017

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 »

UNC Physician Researcher Calls for Public Health Initiatives to Address Female Genital Mutilation

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 »

Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

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 »

UNC Alumna Zena Cardman Selected for NASA’s New Astronaut Class

June 7, 2017

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.

Garcia Presents Inaugural Diversity Lecture at International Microbiology Meeting

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 »