Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

UNC Project-China Contest Asks Chinese Public What Makes a Healthy City

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of nearly 1.6 million people a year in China, according to a 2015 study. Just this year, environmental inspectors found that 14,000 companies in China failed to meet standards for controlling air pollution. Pollution and poor urban health in China are often framed as intractable, private problems. However, the Chinese public is increasingly… Read more »

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NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This five-year grant (2017-2022) supports mentored training at 16 affiliated sites in low and middle-income countries. All are affiliated with at least one of the UJMT consortium’s four U.S. institutions: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns… Read more »

Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

Globally, an estimated 71 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over decades of infection, chronic HCV infection results in progressive damage to the liver and an increased risk for end stage liver disease and liver cancer, making the virus the leading cause of liver-related deaths in the United States today. While… Read more »

Garcia Presents Inaugural Diversity Lecture at International Microbiology Meeting

The annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Microbe 2017, will feature a special presentation highlighting the contributions to the field of an under-represented minority microbiologist. The inaugural lecture will be presented by J. Victor Garcia, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UNC. With more than 50,000 members world-wide, the ASM… Read more »

Delegation from China Visits UNC and NIH

A six-member delegation from China visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethseda, Maryland, April 4-6, 2017. The delegation included representatives from the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission, Southern Medical University and Dermatology Hospital of Southern Medical University. During their visit to UNC, the delegation met… Read more »

Artists Reunite to Design Signage for UNC Project-Malawi Addition

Before stepping foot into its new academic and laboratory facility, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project-Malawi’s mission is evident thanks to a newly erected, intricately carved sign. “There is a microscope, a stethoscope, a book and intertwined hands to show research, clinical care, training and collaboration,” said Michael Kapalamula, a Malawian artist who… Read more »