Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Hosts First Morehead-Cain Scholars in Malawi

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases will be welcoming its first Morehead-Cain scholars this summer at UNC Project-Malawi. Sophomores Elizabeth Monier and Olivia Myrick will spend 6 weeks at the institute’s research, care, and training facility in the capital city of Lilongwe. The students will work with MD/PhD student Lillian Brown on… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation Funds Students’ Public Health Efforts in India

Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass., the Foundation funds… Read more »

UNC Sophomore David Baron Receives a Projects for Peace Grant for HOPE Garden

A sustainable way to address homelessness in Chapel Hill resulted in a $10,000 grant for its creator, David Baron of Atlanta, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Baron’s Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) Garden was one of more than 100 student-initiated projects to receive a Davis Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist… Read more »

Global Health Update

By training one person, UNC helps thousands in Malawi. Earlier this month, UNC was ranked #9 in HIV/AIDS programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of America’s Best Graduate Schools.  The specialty rankings (including HIV/AIDS) are based on ratings by our peers (medical school deans and senior faculty from all of the schools surveyed),… Read more »

UNC to Launch Solar Fuels Research Center With $17.5 Million in Federal Energy, Stimulus Grant

April 29, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant expected to be valued at $17.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy and President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an innovative interdisciplinary research center to develop solar fuels from next-generation photovoltaic technology. The UNC initiative is… Read more »

UNC Alum Receives International Educational Leadership Award

April 23, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Paula Myrick Short has received an international award─the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award─that recognizes individuals in the field of education who demonstrate those qualities. The award is presented annually by the Chair Academy,… Read more »