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Global Study Examines Geographic Differences in Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer incidence rates vary 25-fold worldwide. Identifying biological factors that also vary by region may improve our understanding of prostate cancer risk factors and could inform prevention efforts. To help in these efforts, researchers, led by Emma H. Allott, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »

The Morehead-Cain Foundation Announces Its Class of 2022

April 27, 2018

The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the country, is proud to announce the largest class in its history. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 79 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina,… Read more »

Tanzanian Training Shows Medical Student Celeste A. Brown Universal Health Barriers

Celeste A. Brown is a fourth-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will begin her residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Carolina in June. Celeste traveled to Tanzania and Mozambique for a one-month emergency medicine rotation, and below she shares a global perspective on the state of healthcare and medical education… Read more »

Senegal and MEASURE Evaluation Collaborate on ‘One Health’ Approach

April 24, 2018

Recent experience with the threat of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, specifically Guinea, has rung a few bells in neighboring Senegal. Approximately 75 percent of new infectious diseases that threaten people have been shown to be zoonotic—that is, originating from animals or animal by-products. The “One Health” approach—which considers animal, human and environmental health… Read more »

MEASURE Evaluation Works to Transform Malaria Surveillance

April 24, 2018

All countries can accelerate reduction in malaria cases and deaths through the data contained in routine health information systems (RHIS). That’s the thesis of work MEASURE Evaluation, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is conducting in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside the countries’ National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP) to foster… Read more »

Achsah Dorsey Researches Iron Deficiency in Peru with James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award

During her initial pre-dissertation fieldwork in Lima, Achsah Dorsey met with a number of women about their primary health concerns. “Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children,” she said. With support from FPG’s James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award, Dorsey is helping to solve the critical health issue… Read more »