Latin America / Caribbean News

UNC Global Announces 2017-18 Global Partnership Award Recipients

August 14, 2018

UNC Global announces the 2017-2018 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated university strategic or emerging partners. Recipients receive awards… Read more »

UNC School of Nursing Ranks 6th in World Rankings

July 27, 2018

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 6th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 report. The new rankings demonstrate a four-point rise from 2017 when the School ranked 10th overall. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual… Read more »

Aaron Williams Honored by RTI International for Distinguished Career and Public Service

Aaron S. Williams, MBA, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime executive at RTI International, has been awarded “emeritus” status by RTI, in recognition of his long and distinguished career in public service. Emeritus status is the highest recognition that RTI bestows on its… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Vaccine

A collaboration between researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, RTI International and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions: at-risk states, other states and Puerto… Read more »

Grant to Libraries Will Provide Access to Rare Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Dramas

June 27, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries has received a grant of $12,000 from the Pine Tree Foundation of New York. The grant will help the Library catalog and digitize a vast collection of rare Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan dramas. The collection is particularly significant because it contains approximately 2,000 “comedias sueltas,” according… Read more »

Clare Barrington and Team Win Research Award for HIV/AIDS Project in Guatemala

Central America’s first study to critically document the process of creating a community-based clinic for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men has been selected to receive the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations’ (ICASO) 2018 Robert Carr Research Award. The project, “Expanding the Options: A Case Study of Collective Action to Create a Community-based Pre-exposure… Read more »