Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Boyce Wins Award for Malaria Research in Uganda

Ross Boyce, Infectious Diseases Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned third place at the Elsevier-American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Clinical Research Awards during the society’s meeting in October. Boyce’s research showed improved clinical outcomes with the introduction of rapid diagnostic testing for malaria in rural Uganda. The… Read more »

Researchers Discover Link Between Small Mammals and Evolution of Hepatitis A Virus to Humans

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are part of an international team led by the University of Bonn, Germany, who have found a link between the origin of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and small mammals. With the emergence of Ebola virus from bats and hantaviruses from rodents, investigators say identifying the… Read more »

Recent UNC Grad Hones Research and Clinical Skills at UNC Project-Malawi

For Sarah MacLean ’15, interning with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project-Malawi is the perfect fit for the year after graduation. “When I was looking at post-graduation opportunities, I was hoping to combine my interest in learning about different cultures with my interest in medicine,” MacLean said. “This internship with UNC Project-Malawi is exactly… Read more »

UNC and Research Partners Race to Better Prepare for Next Ebola Outbreak

This is the first research story written for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s new campus-wide global health e-newsletter Quarterly Global Health Happenings.  Fear and poverty. These are the main factors two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill clinician-researchers feel have fueled the reoccurring outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa over the… Read more »

OB/GYN Returns to NC from Zambia to Find Similar Health Needs in Her Own Backyard

This is the first clinical care story written for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s new campus-wide global health e-newsletter Quarterly Global Health Happenings.  Health is everywhere. This dawned on Mooresville, North Carolina, native Nancy Hancock in the late 1990s in her medical anthropology class during a semester abroad while a student at… Read more »

UNC School of Medicine Student-Led Group Provides Critical Health Services for Honduran Women

This is the first experiential education story written for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s new campus-wide global health e-newsletter Quarterly Global Health Happenings.  The summer after her freshman year of college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead-Cain Scholar Helen Powell, of Burlington, North Carolina, spent eight weeks assisting… Read more »

Students Reflect on Training with Top Faculty from US and UK to Improve Sexual Health in China

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 Jessica Mao, the author of this journal, is a medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she just completed her third year of medical school. She is spending a year in Guangzhou, China, as part of the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to work with the University… Read more »

Blog: Students, Faculty Share How UNC Project-China Changes Scope of Sexual Health Research

Joseph Tucker is the director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Project-China. Myron Cohen is the director of UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases. Cohen and his scientific collaborator and wife Gail Henderson first began working in China in 1989. UNC researchers organize an annual training for Chinese researchers as… Read more »