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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 »

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Framework of ‘Obstetric Violence’ Opposes Mistreatment of Women in Latin America

In a new commentary led by a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, several experts reviewed the concept of ‘obstetric violence,’ a legal construct that is being used in Latin America to confront mistreatment of women during childbirth. Co-authors from the Gillings School include first… Read more »

Maya from the Margins Wins Diversity Award from Society of American Archivists

Archivists from the University Libraries and their campus and community partners have been honored by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) as 2018 award recipients. The awards recognize 20 individuals and organizations for outstanding accomplishments and innovations. A collaborative international project to help young people of Maya heritage study their history and culture received SAA’s Diversity Award,… Read more »

NIH Grant to Provide Doctoral Training to Nicaraguan Researchers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year $1.2 million grant to support training Nicaraguan researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Nicaragua, León (UNAN-León). The Nicaraguan Emerging and Endemic Diseases (NEED) Training Program will: provide Ph.D. training in infectious disease epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill… Read more »

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

New Study Finds Climate Change Threatens Marine-Protected Areas

May 7, 2018

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in marine protected areas will not be able to tolerate warming ocean temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Marine protected areas have been established as havens to protect threatened marine life from the effects of fishing and activities like mineral and oil extraction.

Haley Moser Researches Water and Life in the Galápagos

May 7, 2018

By Haley Moser ’18 Water sloshes rhythmically as I make my way across a farm on San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos. As I begin my trek up a steep hill, the weight of the five-gallon water bag I’m carrying begins to wear on me. This is my second trip grabbing water today, and I’m… Read more »

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UNC Global Hosts Fourth Annual Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens

May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, UNC Global hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony to welcome new United States citizens at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifty-nine individuals representing countries from Argentina to Zambia took the oath of allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens.

Global Study Examines Geographic Differences in Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer incidence rates vary 25-fold worldwide. Identifying biological factors that also vary by region may improve our understanding of prostate cancer risk factors and could inform prevention efforts. To help in these efforts, researchers, led by Emma H. Allott, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »