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Gillings School of Global Public Health Adjunct Professor Doris Rouse Contributes to FDA Approved Breakthrough Drug to Treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

September 4, 2019

In August, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. RTI International (RTI) scientist and Gillings School of Global Public Health adjunct professor Doris Rouse, Ph.D., and her team have collaborated closely with the TB Alliance… Read more »

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A Generous Tradition Advances Persian Studies

September 9, 2019

A shared passion for the rich history and spirit of Persian culture has driven Vance L. Horner II ’92 and Shaida Jarrahi Horner ’93, MAC ’94 to support and advocate for the growth of Persian studies at their alma mater from the time they were young alumni. That they have made the University Libraries a… Read more »

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School of Nursing Professor Julee Waldrop Published for Work on Professional Development in Nursing in the Galápagos Islands

September 3, 2019

Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands, which was recently published in the The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Nurses living in the Galápagos Islands face barriers to accessing continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in their native language and appropriate for their unique… Read more »

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Carolina Ranks 54th in 2020 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

September 12, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 54th among the world’s top 1,396 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The 2020 ranking, released Sept. 11, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture a full range of university activities. Indicators cover teaching, research, citations, industry… Read more »

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Global Heel Profile: Milada Vachudova

September 12, 2019

Milada Vachudova’s scholarship on the evolution of the political landscape of Europe and post-communist democratization is due, in part, to her family roots. The daughter of refugees from Czechoslovkia who found themselves camping in the United States at the time of the Soviet invasion in August 1968 that crushed Czechoslovakia’s “Prague Spring,” Vachudova’s parents hoped… Read more »

Driving Innovation Conference Oct. 10-11, 2019

Conference to Focus on Digital Innovation and India’s Global Role, October 10-11

September 12, 2019

The Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a conference entitled Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power on October 10-11, 2019. Driving Innovation will explore India’s increased role in global affairs and how technology influences India’s development challenges while also promoting business innovation… Read more »

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Gillings Students Conduct Interdisciplinary Research in the Galápagos

September 3, 2019

Over the summer, students and faculty from the Gillings School of Global Public Health joined forces with students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to conduct a study in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador. The group piloted an investigation among households on Isabela Island to evaluate health, water quality and community perceptions of water and… Read more »