Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use funds from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to test two interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jonathan Parr, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases… Read more »

‘Image of Ukraine’: UNC Exhibition Celebrates Traditional Ukrainian Arts

August 23, 2017

Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting, on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through December 8, 2017, highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms: vyshyvka, Ukrainian embroidery, and Petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin.

Taxes Highly Effective as Part of Comprehensive Food-Related Policies in Chile, Study Finds

More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study from authors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Chile currently has the highest consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the world. It also has very… Read more »

UNC Assistant Professor of Classics Is Member of Team Awarded 1.5 Million Euro Grant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assistant professor of classics Jennifer Gates-Foster is part of a small team recently awarded a 1.5 million euro European Research Council starting grant in support of archaeological work in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. As a member of the French Archaeological Mission to the Eastern Desert (Mission archéologique française du… Read more »

UNC Receives $4.8 Million Grant to Confront Energy Poverty in Southern Africa

August 29, 2017

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy sources, which are crucial resources to the well-being of individuals and communities, the environment and the stability and growth of national economies.

MEASURE Evaluation Staff Nationally Recognized for HIV-Related Work

August 29, 2017

Manish Kumar, MPH, MEASURE Evaluation’s senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening, has received a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Kumar, a former Rotary Peace Fellow, is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the University… Read more »