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Tanzanian Training Shows Medical Student Celeste A. Brown Universal Health Barriers

Celeste A. Brown is a fourth-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will begin her residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Carolina in June. Celeste traveled to Tanzania and Mozambique for a one-month emergency medicine rotation, and below she shares a global perspective on the state of healthcare and medical education… Read more »

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The Morehead-Cain Foundation Announces Its Class of 2022

April 27, 2018

The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the country, is proud to announce the largest class in its history. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 79 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina,… Read more »

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MEASURE Evaluation Works to Transform Malaria Surveillance

April 24, 2018

All countries can accelerate reduction in malaria cases and deaths through the data contained in routine health information systems (RHIS). That’s the thesis of work MEASURE Evaluation, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is conducting in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside the countries’ National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP) to foster… Read more »

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Senegal and MEASURE Evaluation Collaborate on ‘One Health’ Approach

April 24, 2018

Recent experience with the threat of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, specifically Guinea, has rung a few bells in neighboring Senegal. Approximately 75 percent of new infectious diseases that threaten people have been shown to be zoonotic—that is, originating from animals or animal by-products. The “One Health” approach—which considers animal, human and environmental health… Read more »

Royster Global Prepares Students for International Job Market, Collaboration

April 13, 2018

The Royster Society of Fellows attracts exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The fellowship program also prepares them for unprecedented global learning opportunities. International education is important for graduate students because it has the potential to amplify all they do as researchers and scholars, said Jennifer Gerz-Escandón, associate… Read more »

Jay Swaminathan Is an Academic Leader with a Global Perspective

Jayashankar “Jay” Swaminathan has served in just about every academic role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School you can imagine. “UNC Kenan-Flagler is a great place, and I have great colleagues,” says Swaminathan, the GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations. “The school is a reflection of who I am and my… Read more »