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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 »

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Frances Reuland Selected as James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program Recipient

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Frances Reuland has been selected for the elite James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second recipient of this one-year award. The Junior Fellows Program provides substantive work experience at the Carnegie Endowment for students and… Read more »

Cape Town’s Post-Apartheid Legacy: Stories by Three Tar Heels

March 28, 2018

Sami Lachgar ’18, a Morehead-Cain Scholar and business major with a concentration in international business and entrepreneurship, will graduate from Carolina in May and is preparing to work in product marketing at Google in September. But before embarking on his career path, Lachgar and his recent Cape Town, South Africa travel partners—David Doochin ’18 and… Read more »