School of Medicine

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner

July 21, 2015

VANCOUVER – Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners, investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) reported today at the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference… Read more »

Medical Student Investigates the Science of Aging

July 15, 2015

Visiting Osaka, Japan, Ayumi Nakamura is never disappointed. She sees them all the time – 90-year old women and men riding bikes, carrying groceries, walking briskly to shops along busy thoroughfares. She’s lived there before. She visits her grandparents in Osaka every year, and what she sees there, she sees here less often. In Japan,… Read more »

Assessment Is First to Measure Breast and Cervical Cancer Landscape in Zambia

June 4, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Women’s Health faculty Carla Chibwesha and Groesbeck Parham recently published the first detailed assessment of the breast and cervical cancer landscape in Zambia, outlining ways to improve cancer prevention, screening and treatment that may serve as a model for other underserved regions. “A Comprehensive Assessment of… Read more »

Returning the Favor

April 10, 2015

Guam was a new experience for Bruce Cairns, who grew up in Chapel Hill, completed his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins, medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and surgery residency and trauma and critical care fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center. But it was a welcome one. As… Read more »

UNC Project-China Uses Crowdsourcing to Promote HIV Testing

December 19, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Project-China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM). The project, “Testing Saves Lives,” asked community organizations that provide HIV testing services… Read more »

TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014.

UNC’s Fischer One of “Ones Who Answered Call”

December 19, 2014

“They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved,” Time magazine editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in her explanation for why the magazine chose Ebola fighters as their Person of Year 2014. “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy,… Read more »

William A. Fischer II

Two UNC Doctors Participating in Ebola Clinical Trial

December 16, 2014

Two physicians from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are participating in an Ebola treatment clinical trial now underway in Liberia — one of the West African nations hardest hit by the current Ebola outbreak. William A. Fischer II and David Wohl, joined by faculty at Duke University, are working in Liberia for the duration… Read more »