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Hecht Gives Keynote Speech at 2017 Emerging Markets Day

Working internationally means more than just learning how to sleep on long-haul flights or trying new foods. According to Jeanne Hecht, chief operating officer of Median Technologies, working around the globe requires self-awareness, a knowledge of other cultures and, more importantly, building real connections. As the former global head of sales for Quintiles and the… Read more »

UNC Gillings Co-Hosts Conference to Advance Implementation Science

Implementation science is, at its core, about solving problems. On May 4, students, faculty and researchers from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came together with representatives from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa and King’s College London to share experiences with developing academic programs in implementation science. To… Read more »

New Findings on Genes, Hypertension Highlight Importance of Studying Populations with African Ancestry

A recent study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill identified three novel genomic regions related to hypertension susceptibility in individuals with African ancestry. While individuals of African descent suffer a disproportionate burden of hypertension and its complications, they historically have been underrepresented in genetic studies. This new finding underscores the importance of… Read more »

Five Students Selected as 2017 Robinson Honors Fellows

May 16, 2017

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on some aspect of the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from 5th century… Read more »

Cardiologists from UNC Provide Care in Nicaragua

May 11, 2017

For many Nicaraguans, a diagnosis of a heart condition such as mitral valve stenosis – a debilitating complication that can be the end result of untreated strep throat – is grim news that offers little in the way of hope. “If patients have the money, they can travel to another country to receive care,” said… Read more »

Ruiz Studies South American Volcano Cotopaxi

May 11, 2017

On a warm morning in mid-October, Ecuador’s colorful capital, Quito, buzzes with activity. Throngs of people move through the market in the Mariscal, Yaraví music emanates from cars stuck in traffic, and street vendors sell fragrant salchipapas and empanadas to tourists and locals alike. The equatorial city basks in the abundant sunshine and crisp air of the Andes mountain range.

UNC Hosts Open World Program from Ukraine

May 10, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed five university administrators and officials from the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine who were participating in an Open World Program on academic integrity in higher education in April 2017. The delegation was able to explore the program’s theme from a variety of perspectives while… Read more »