“Undergraduate students who conduct research receive notable gains — writing, speaking and leadership skills, intellectual curiosity, and the improved ability to acquire and analyze information.” That’s how Troy Blackburn, associate dean for undergraduate research in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences, opened the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Conference… Read more »
Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.
The Malawian Surgical Initiative, a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi, has secured a partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Scotland, which will fund the training of additional Malawian… Read more »
Cecilia Kanyama is an internal medicine physician and infectious diseases researcher with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s UNC Project-Malawi. She also teaches at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. She was recently part of a research team investigating cryptococcal meningitis. Their results prompted the World Health Organization to change its… Read more »
In 2014, an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea revealed the shortcomings of the national health information system (SNIS) in terms of strategy, health information and use of that information to respond to health issues. The Bureau of Strategy and Development (BSD) of the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with technical and financial partners,… Read more »
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, will deliver the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing spring 2018 commencement address. Dr. Shalala requires little introduction. Though perhaps best known as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years during the Clinton Administration, Dr. Shalala’s career… Read more »
Data from Zambia’s health facilities must be of high quality for U.S. government funders and for the country’s policymakers to make sound decisions on health policy, health programs and the allocation of scarce resources. At the request of U.S. Agency for International Development in Zambia (USAID/Zambia) and with the benefit of expert guidance from the Mission,… Read more »
“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »
Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. Before that, he chaired the curriculum in African and Afro-American studies from 1980 to 1988 and for two… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.