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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 »

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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 »

Gillings Ph.D. Student Receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Burcu Bozkurt, a doctor of philosophy candidate in the health policy and management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in their 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honor the contributions of… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill to Host DACA Week April 16-20, 2018

April 12, 2018

The inaugural DACA Week will take place April 16-20, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goal of DACA Week is to highlight issues surrounding documentation as well as to provide a platform for discussion regarding ongoing concerns of citizenship. Events include reading groups and a community panel with Tina Vasquez,… Read more »

Expert Commentary Illuminates Differing Mental Health Needs among Displaced Populations

Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.