China Needs Comprehensive Public Health Intervention to Control Syphilis Epidemic

Despite the virtual elimination of syphilis in China in the 1950s, the sexually transmitted infection is currently at epidemic proportions in the country and rates of infection will continue to grow unless a more comprehensive, coordinated effort of control is implemented. Syphilis in China is growing at a rate faster than any other country since… Read more »

Three Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

May 4, 2010

Guggenheim fellowships supporting research and artistic creation have been awarded to three professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, based in New York City, appoints fellows based on promise for continued accomplishment.” This year’s UNC recipients – all in the College of Arts and Sciences – and… Read more »

Seven Students Win Travel Fellowships

May 3, 2010

Seven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have received UNC Class of 1938 travel fellowships for research abroad this summer. The students, who study in the College of Arts and Sciences, were chosen from 44 applicants proposing projects outside the United States. Selection is based on the quality of the applicant’s proposal, seriousness of academic and… Read more »

UNC Students Win Global Health Council’s New Investigators Awards

Research addressing sexuality and public health, conducted by three UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate students, has been selected for presentation at the Global Health Council’s 2010 conference. Joshua Davis and Diana Michel, master’s students in health policy and management, received the Council’s New Investigator in Global Health award for Davis’ abstract of their research,… Read more »

Phillips Ambassadors: Bringing Asia Home

April 30, 2010

Wyatt Bruton had never been to Asia before. In fact, when he came to college, he never even dreamed he would go to Asia. But everything changed in Summer 2009. “Asia was definitely a big step for me,” Bruton said. “When you go on a 14-hour plane flight, you realize you are going a long… Read more »

Global Health Update

Myron S. Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases For the third year in a row, US News & World Report has recognized Carolina’s HIV/AIDS research and care program as among the 10 best in the United States. This month’s column is devoted to explaining this recognition and will involve… Read more »

Fellows Study and Work for Peace

April 28, 2010

On April 10th, Rotarians gathered at the FedEx Global Education Center to hear Duke-UNC Rotary World Peace Fellows describe diverse efforts to promote peace worldwide. UNC fellow Marios Antoniou, one of the first speakers at the conference, described the role education could play in bridging the divide between Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in Cyprus. He also… Read more »

Preventing HPV Might Lower Risk of HIV Infection in Men

April 28, 2010

Men infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at greater risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than men who are not HPV positive, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Preventing HPV infection could be a way to slow the HIV epidemic, the researchers said in a study… Read more »

Marks Wins Prestigious German Research Prize

UNC political scientist Gary Marks has won a prestigious research prize from a German foundation. Marks, the Burton Craige Professor of Political Science and the founding director of the Center for European Studies, received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to… Read more »

Dental Student Forms Nepal-Bound Health Team

April 28, 2010

When UNC second-year dental student Shenan Bradshaw first traveled to Nepal in summer 2009, she couldn’t have imagined that she would return just one year later – and with a School of Dentistry team she had organized. That’s just what will happen, however, in a matter of months. The UNC School of Dentistry Nepal Project team will… Read more »