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Anthony Charles Trains a Country’s Surgeons

August 2, 2016

By formal training, Anthony Charles is a trauma surgeon. By experience, he’s a diplomat. Charles leads the Malawian Surgical Initiative, a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi. On December 5, 2015, the first… Read more »

De Silva Leads Expert Panel on Zika Research, Response

June 9, 2016

The Zika virus isn’t unprecedented, epidemiologically speaking. What is unprecedented, however, is its associated birth defects, including microcephaly, as well as the fact that it can be sexually transmitted. That’s according to Aravinda de Silva, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, who was part of… Read more »

UNC Researchers Awarded Pilot Grants for Zika Research

June 9, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Office of Research has awarded three Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research (ECBR) grants to UNC medical investigators researching Zika virus. The Zika virus is the focus of all three UNC-led research pilot grants, which are for $50,000 for one year for each team, said… Read more »

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School of Medicine Announces Global Health Scholars

May 5, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Office of International Affairs recently announced six new Global Health Scholars. The program, sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, provides funding support for resident physicians who display a strong interest in global health. The Global Scholars will spend up to eight weeks abroad, working on… Read more »

Neurosurgery Chief Resident Travels to UNC Project-Malawi

April 21, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill neurosurgery chief resident Carolyn Quinsey visited UNC Project-Malawi in March to help the Department of Neurosurgery explore the possibility of an ongoing resident rotation and collaboration with providers in Malawi. Her visit was the first trip funded through the Bullitt-Friedman scholarship. Project-Malawi is a collaboration between UNC and the Malawi Ministry… Read more »

From New Orleans to Kandahar, Physician Vinroot ’04 Is Dedicated to Service

April 15, 2016

For eight months, Richard Vinroot Jr. has been living in a shipping container – also known as a containerized living unit, or CLU – at Camp Lemonnier, the U.S. Naval Expeditionary Base in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. A window and door have been cut into the CLU and a bathroom has been added on the back. “All of us live in them,” says Vinroot Jr., speaking directly into his laptop – surprisingly, his Skype connection… Read more »

Simmons Scholars Program Welcomes Two New Members

January 22, 2016

The genetics of kidney disease and the health of immigrants and Latin America are the topics of interest for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s latest additions to its Simmons Scholars Career Development Program. While those topics seem disparate, Simmons Scholars Career Development Program associate director, Ian B.K. Martin, said… Read more »

School of Medicine Represented at BX2015 Behavioural Insights Conference in London

October 1, 2015

Leading behavioral insights experts recently gathered with policymakers and various practitioners at BX2015 to explore how behavioral science can be applied to “make better and smarter policies” to help solve social issues such as poverty and inequality. Speakers brought expertise from areas of applied social psychology and behavioral economics, and included Nobel Prize-winning Princeton University psychologist Daniel… Read more »