Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. Their results have been published… Read more »
Master’s student Sarah Champagne ’20 has won the 2019 S&P Global Award for Economic and Business Reporting, a scholarship provided by the Overseas Press Club Foundation for students specifically interested in financial journalism. The Foundation was created in 1939 to support international journalism through internships and scholarships for students. A freelance reporter, Champagne has reported stories of migrations, politics,… Read more »
The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper ’87 for CGI’s 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019. Cooper will present “Gathering Global Stories,” a talk on the impact her time at Carolina had on her global career as a journalist and author.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 12th among research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2018-2019. UNC-Chapel Hill had 16 student recipients for the year. Universities ranked ahead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include Brown, Princeton and Harvard.
Backed by a $5.1 million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. The United States Agency for International Development… Read more »
Ninety-seven high school students from across North Carolina participated in the fourth annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on February 1, 2019. The symposium provided an opportunity for North Carolina language students to showcase their language, research and presentation skills.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the inaugural North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NC/CLAS) on Feb. 22-23, 2019. The event is co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University and by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Canada has awarded the nonprofit organization Kybele-Ghana $491,480 to scale up an innovative triage system to high-risk obstetric hospitals. Funds matched by other contributors will bring the two-year award to $984,069. Rohit Ramaswamy, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program and in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC… Read more »
Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gifted one of three replicas of the Nobel Prize medal to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is now on display in the newly installed numismatics exhibit, which opened Monday at the Wilson… Read more »
Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018. This is a record for the international sites in the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID). Twenty-six of these manuscripts featured Malawian first authors. Maga Chagomerana is the director of the analysis and manuscript unit at UNC Project-Malawi. “Our unit celebrates every publication manuscript… Read more »