Africa News

UNC Global Announces 2017-18 Global Partnership Award Recipients

August 14, 2018

UNC Global announces the 2017-2018 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated university strategic or emerging partners. Recipients receive awards… Read more »

UNC School of Nursing Ranks 6th in World Rankings

July 27, 2018

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 6th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 report. The new rankings demonstrate a four-point rise from 2017 when the School ranked 10th overall. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual… Read more »

Aaron Williams Honored by RTI International for Distinguished Career and Public Service

Aaron S. Williams, MBA, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime executive at RTI International, has been awarded “emeritus” status by RTI, in recognition of his long and distinguished career in public service. Emeritus status is the highest recognition that RTI bestows on its… Read more »

Carolina Faculty Collaborate on Public Health Initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2002, a group of newly recruited infectious diseases faculty in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Epidemiology, submitted a grant proposal to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Global Network for Women and Children’s Health Research. It was to be the first time working in the Democratic… Read more »

Alumnae Find Rewarding Careers with Levi Strauss and Insight Sourcing Group

Alumnae Liza Schillo ’07 and Morgan Zemaitis ’17 appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of their Carolina degrees, an aspect that has fueled their rewarding careers in sustainability and energy. Schillo, who received a B.A. in environmental studies, is manager of product sustainability at Levis Strauss & Co. in San Francisco. Zemaitis, who received a B.S. in… Read more »

Jonathan Juliano Is Named Yang Family Biomedical Scholar

July 13, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Juliano, associate professor of medicine from the division of infectious diseases is one of three researchers who have received the third annual Yang Family Biomedical Scholar Award. The award was made possible through donations from Yuanqing Yang, chair and CEO of Lenovo with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu, an associate… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Researchers Fight Current Ebola Outbreak

July 5, 2018

Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization. Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, continuing to monitor Ebola survivors from the 2014… Read more »

UNC Lineberger Hosts Malawi Delegation

June 28, 2018

Health leaders from Malawi traveled to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center last week to strengthen a longstanding research and health care partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in advance of the opening of Malawi’s first dedicated cancer center.