Until recently, cancer patients at Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, were unable to receive chemotherapy involving high doses of methotrexate — a treatment commonly used for a wide variety of cancers. High-dose methotrexate treatment requires pharmacist involvement in supportive care to prevent severe toxicities. Clinical pharmacists at Tikur Anbessa had neither the protocol… Read more »
The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has established the Barbara Anderson Travel Award in honor of its founding associate director. Barbara Anderson, who spent the past 13 years as associate director of the African Studies Center, retired in late fall 2018. The new travel awards are intended to honor Anderson’s… Read more »
Mackenzie Nelsen ’19, an undergraduate student in UNC College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2018 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad from the Forum on Education Abroad. During the summer of 2018, Nelsen studied in Perugia, Italy, where she and Jared Belsky, a student at Hamilton College in New York, collaborated on a project,… Read more »
One UNC-Chapel Hill researcher’s innovative AIDS prevention method is doing more than saving lives. It’s also protecting the privacy and dignity of people who often face intense stigma while living with HIV. While many methods focus prevention efforts on at-risk groups like sex workers and drug users, Carolina epidemiology professor Sharon Weir had a different… Read more »
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher is working to extend the life expectancy of more than half a million people in Malawi who are HIV positive, starting with some of the most vulnerable patients: women. Mina Hosseinipour has been working with UNC-Project Malawi to improve health outcomes country-wide.
Students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism have won eight awards — including four gold — in the multimedia and photo categories of the 73rd College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) competition, making this the ninth year in a row UNC has won gold. “Our students’ performance in CPOY again this year is yet more… Read more »
Victoria Moy’s first interview with a Chinese American veteran took place when she was only eight years old. A third-grade classroom assignment about Ellis Island required that she interview an immigrant, and Moy interviewed her grandfather. “What he told me was so hard to hear,” Moy recently told an audience of military-affiliated students and other… Read more »
UNC Global’s annual Passport Drive took place on November 7 and 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. The event welcomed students, faculty, staff and their families to apply for or renew their passports. Officials from the U.S. Department of State were on campus both days to accept new passport and passport renewal applications.
On Oct. 30, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted participants in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS), a program that allows college and university administrators from India to come to the United States and explore best practices in U.S. higher education. During the two-week program, participants visited a number of institutions in and… Read more »