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Research Shows Women Can Spread Zika Virus to Sexual Partners for up to Six Months After Infection

Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. This finding prolongs the period of time following acute infection that the virus was known to be present in vaginal secretions. Sylvia Becker-Dreps, associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the UNC… Read more »

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Biomedical Scientists Begin to Make Patient Perspectives a Priority in HIV Research

Monitoring the psychosocial experiences of people living with HIV is a key recommendation for conducting clinical trials where participants will have interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART). This new development is influenced in part by the contributions of a social scientist at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Karine Dubé, assistant professor in the… Read more »

Jamie Bartram

Gillings School Faculty Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by UK University

Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s Water Institute at UNC, has been selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award by leaders at his alma mater, the University of Surrey, in Guildford, Surrey, U.K. Bartram earned bachelor’s and… Read more »

Rural South African Children Exposed to Violence Are More Likely to Be Victims, Perpetrators as Adults

In rural South Africa, children who experience violence are more likely as an adult to not only experience sexual violence and interpersonal violence (IPV) but also perpetrate IPV. Sarah Treves-Kagan, doctoral candidate in health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the author of “Sexual and Physical Violence in Childhood Is… Read more »

National Institutes of Health Continues Funding for Landmark Study of Latinx Health in the U.S.

The UNC Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center, based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s biostatistics department, has been awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The historic study is the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of this diverse… Read more »

Kybele-Ghana Receives Award to Improve Maternal Care

Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Canada has awarded the nonprofit organization Kybele-Ghana $491,480 to scale up an innovative triage system to high-risk obstetric hospitals. Funds matched by other contributors will bring the two-year award to $984,069. Rohit Ramaswamy, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program and in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC… Read more »

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Improved Training Would Help Meet UN’s Ambitious Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Goals

Researchers and institutions engaged in efforts surrounding water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) may lack the information and resources they need to meet the United Nations’ ambitious Sustainability Development Goal (SDG) for water and sanitation. New research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health could benefit the WaSH community by engaging multiple parties to… Read more »