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2019 UNC Global Passport Drive, Wed. Nov. 13 and Thurs. Nov 14, global.unc.edu/passportdrive

UNC Global to Host Passport Drive Nov. 13-14

UNC Global will host its 16th passport drive on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept… Read more »

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

October 14, 2019

Doctor Sameer Arora, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, is leading a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack in two hospitals in northern India. This is the first prospective cohort study of this magnitude in the region and is already providing unique data about opportunities to improve STEMI management in… Read more »

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UNC School of Medicine and Colleagues in South Africa Discover Surprise Finding About HIV and Better Therapies

October 9, 2019

Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom in the UNC School of Medicine and colleagues in South Africa discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can suppress HIV to the point where the virus is nearly undetectable,… Read more »

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Katherine Tumlinson from the Gillings School of Public Health Publishes on Healthcare Providers in Kenya

In some regions of sub-Saharan Africa, it’s fairly common for health care providers to be unexpectedly absent from clinical practice, which can negatively impact patient care. A new study from Katherine Tumlinson, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, shows that engaging Kenyan health care providers on… Read more »

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Aunchalee Palmquist Co-Authors Breastfeeding Brief for UNICEF on Family-Friendly Work Policies

A researcher from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contributed to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that calls on governments and businesses to invest in family-friendly policies such as paid leave, support for breastfeeding mothers, affordable childcare and the inclusion of child… Read more »

Chari (right) cooks with her husband (center) and daughter (left) in a class at Kin Dee restaurant in Phuket, Thailand. Family is posing with woks and smiling.

Researched UNCovered: Anusha Chari

October 2, 2019

Anusha Chari is a professor in the Department of Economics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and an adjunct professor in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She studies how international trade and capital markets—financial systems that raise capital via shares, bonds and other investments—affect economic growth across East Asia and Latin America. Q:… Read more »

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‘The Art of Resistance,’ Speaker Series

October 2, 2019

World-renowned artist Pedro X. Molina, writer Trifonia Melibea Obono, and former U.S. Ambassador Mark Asquino will address freedom of expression, artistic freedom and human rights in a fall 2019 speaker series coordinated with The Art of Resistance exhibition at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. About the… Read more »