Western Europe / European Union News

School of Nursing Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

June 19, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona, Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and doctoral students Anna Lee,… 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 »

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 »

Elizabeth Olson Builds Support for Youth Caregivers

May 19, 2017

For Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson, living an internationalized life was not unusual. Although she grew up in Denver, Colorado, Olson has lived in many places around the world—from spending her college summers in the Philippines, where her father was country director of the Peace Corps, to living in Guatemala and small pueblos in Peru while conducting… 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 »

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 »