More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »
Cheng Wang came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Visiting Scholar from China. In this blog post for the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, he reflects on how the year-long training gave him the skills he needed to return to China and land a new job. As… Read more »
Four faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases visited the UNC Project-Vietnam in Hanoi this September. The purpose of the visit was threefold: to celebrate the successful completion of the HPTN 074 study, to prepare for the launch the HPTN 083 study and to… Read more »
Rosalind Coleman, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and of pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected to deliver the prestigious L. Van Deenen Lecture at the 2018 International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL), to be held… Read more »
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has renewed a five-year grant managed by co-principal investigators Ralph S. Baric, professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Mark Heise, professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine.
In September, Arnold A. Chacón begins service as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. A member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Chacón most recently served as director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the Department of State. Chacón will be jointly hosted by… Read more »
Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded more than $200,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students… Read more »
Over the summer, Acis Productions released “Confluence” by Ensemble Collina, a group of artists primarily made up of faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music. Ensemble Collina includes Michael Kris (trombone), Leah Peroutka (violin) and Brent Wissick (viola da gamba and cello), as well as Elaine Funaro (harpsichord). “Confluence” tells the story of the transformative… Read more »