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Students Explore Topics from Health Care to Anti-Apartheid Activism at AAAD’s Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

“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 »

Expert Commentary Illuminates Differing Mental Health Needs among Displaced Populations

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.

New Partnership Will Expand Malawian Surgical Initiative

March 22, 2018

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 »

Research from UNC Project-Malawi’s Cecilia Kanyama Prompts Change in WHO Guidelines

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 »

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Guinea Celebrates a Stronger Health Information System

March 21, 2018

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 »

Shalala to Deliver School of Nursing Spring 2018 Commencement Address

March 21, 2018

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 »

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Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor Works to Implement Innovations in Healthcare for Women and Children

“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 »