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UNC Project-Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

July 20, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt visited UNC Project-Malawi in early June; read more about her visit and the work of UNC Project-Malawi here. UNC Project-Malawi is a global health success story. From Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, emerged the knowledge that helped shape global understanding of HIV and… Read more »

Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos in US Presents New Findings about Lung Capacity in People of Dominican, Puerto Rican Ethnicity

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has determined reference parameters for measuring lung capacity in non-Mexican American Hispanics. Accurate reference values for such measures are important for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… Read more »

Doctoral Students from King’s College London Travel to UNC-Chapel Hill for Inaugural Royster Global Event

July 12, 2017

Doctoral students from King’s College London will soon travel to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss graduate education in a global context with Carolina doctoral students. Hosted by the Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, the July 26-30 conference will provide doctoral student participants with many ways to engage with one another;… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler Graduate Empowers Youth in Rwanda through Basketball Nonprofit

Jake Mendys ’16 is working as a Basketball Health Corps Fellow with Shooting Touch in Kayonza, Eastern Rwanda. The nonprofit uses the power of basketball to educate and empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential by providing access to basketball through courts, coaches and equipment; changes attitudes and behaviors through health-education curriculum; and ensures access to adequate care… Read more »

UNC Project-China Contest Asks Chinese Public What Makes a Healthy City

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of nearly 1.6 million people a year in China, according to a 2015 study. Just this year, environmental inspectors found that 14,000 companies in China failed to meet standards for controlling air pollution. Pollution and poor urban health in China are often framed as intractable, private problems. However, the Chinese public is increasingly… Read more »

Making an Impact as a Global University

July 7, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s heelprint extends far beyond the borders of North Carolina. To better understand just how Carolina’s faculty and researchers are impacting lives around the world, Chancellor Carol L. Folt traveled almost 8,000 miles to Zambia, Malawi and Kenya.