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Gillings School Researchers Explore Results of Mexican Sugary-Drink Tax

Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented, a finding which shows the tax is having a positive impact on the country’s public health, particularly among those who have the least healthful habits. UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global… Read more »

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UNC-Chapel Hill Establishes Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists

December 17, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill approved the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s proposal for an Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID) in November 2018. This follows approvals from the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s faculty senate. The program is expected to begin accepting applications… Read more »

New Perspectives on the Holodomor

From 1932 to 1933 a man-made famine ravaged the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, claiming close to 4 million lives. Today, that famine is known as the Holodomor – “hunger death” or “death by hunger” in Ukrainian. As awareness of the famine has grown, so have the voices calling for the Holodomor to be acknowledged as genocide perpetrated against the… Read more »

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225 Years of Tar Heels: Raj Panjabi

December 17, 2018

As civil war erupted in his home country of Liberia, Raj Panjabi climbed onto a rescue cargo plane with his family and fled the destruction that would claim hundreds of thousands of lives. He was just nine years old. Years later, when Panjabi enrolled in the UNC School of Medicine, he did so with the intent… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Alumnae Emily Venturi and Alice Huang Named Schwarzman Scholars

December 7, 2018

Emily Venturi, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate, have been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program. This innovative master’s degree program supports study at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University and bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and China’s expanding role in the world.

UNC-Chapel Hill Student Maggie Hilderbran Named Marshall Scholar

December 7, 2018

Maggie Hilderbran, a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a graduate studies scholarship to study at up to two United Kingdom institutions, in any field of study. Hilderbran plans to complete two master’s of science degrees in science and religion and space exploration systems.

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Three UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Students Awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

December 6, 2018

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of fellows. UNC-Chapel Hill was awarded more than $103,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students to pursue… Read more »

Melanie Feinberg Awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship for International Research

Melanie Feinberg, associate professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission. The fellowship enables experienced researchers to conduct projects outside of their home countries with the goal of facilitating international collaboration and creating breakthrough impacts. Feinberg’s project, Data Stories, involves understanding data… Read more »