Australia / Pacific Islands News

The Nature of Emergency Medicine

September 1, 2015

By Mark Derewicz The girl was dying. Desperate, her father wanted Tim Platts-Mills to help. But the 22-year-old Harvard graduate had only been in Papua New Guinea for a month and wasn’t a doctor. He wasn’t even a medical student. But Platts-Mills ran to the bedside of the man’s 8-year-old daughter anyway. As she labored… Read more »

UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Tackle Pressing Global Health Challenges

Four graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health have completed research projects under the mentorship of public health experts at IntraHealth International, a global nongovernmental organization headquartered in Chapel Hill. The students’ participation marks the sixth year of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, which aims to… Read more »

Tyndall Speaks at Australian Dental Congress

Don Tyndall, professor and director of radiology in the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Division of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, was one of seven invited international speakers at the 36th Annual Australian Dental Congress. The conference, which was held from March 25-29 in Brisbane, Australia, was themed “The Future is Here.” His first presentation, “Fundamentals… Read more »

UNC Joins Forces with World’s Premier Pharmacy Schools in Landmark Alliance

March 11, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining forces with two of the world’s premier universities to advance research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The newly minted PharmAlliance brings together the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy programs at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and University College London in… Read more »

Natasha Holt on her family farm in Barringo Valley, the foothills of Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia.

Global Heels: Natasha Gorr Holt

February 23, 2014

Meet Natasha Holt, a Duke-Rotary International Peace Fellow studying trauma healing and gender-based and sexual violence at UNC School of Social Work. She earned her BA in media and gender studies from Monash University in Australia, and she is from the Barringo Valley in the foothills of Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia.

UNC hosted visitors from the Embassy of Australia on Oct. 9, 2013.

UNC Hosts Visitors from the Embassy of Australia

November 13, 2013

Visitors from the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., met with UNC representatives on Oct. 9 to discuss opportunities to develop deeper relationships with Australian universities. Michael Schwager, Australian minister counsellor for education, science and technology and Sarah Wolf, education manager for North America at the Australian Trade Commission, who were in North Carolina visiting… Read more »


Fluoride in Drinking Water Cuts Tooth Decay in Adults

March 11, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those who had not received fluoridated drinking water as children. In the first population-level study of… Read more »

School of Information and Library Science Welcomes Visiting Scholars

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes visiting scholars from Korea, China and Australia. They include, Jong Sung Kim from Keimyung University; Fenglin Li from Wuhan University; and Falk Scholer from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Visiting scholars may audit classes, collaborate with… Read more »