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Driving Innovation Conference Oct. 10-11, 2019

Conference to Focus on Digital Innovation and India’s Global Role, October 10-11

September 12, 2019

The Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a conference entitled Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power on October 10-11, 2019. Driving Innovation will explore India’s increased role in global affairs and how technology influences India’s development challenges while also promoting business innovation… Read more »

Researchers Propose Action Plan to Improve Quality Health Services for Nations Facing ‘Extreme Adversity’

In order to help the World Health Organization (WHO) meet its goal of better protecting one billion people from health emergencies by 2023, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has proposed an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of health services in… Read more »

Jane Austen Summer Program Unites Fans, Scholars

Jane Austen’s work has inspired films and television shows, sequels and spin-offs, and even tabletop role-playing games. Her beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, with its plethora of subsequent re-imaginings, was the focus of this year’s Jane Austen Summer Program, organized by faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The annual conference,… Read more »

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Baernholdt Joins Carolina Nursing as New Associate Dean of Global Initiatives

August 1, 2019

Marianne Baernholdt joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing today as the new associate dean for global initiatives. An international scholar, Baernholdt has dedicated her career to teaching and mentoring students and junior faculty in leadership, quality and safety. She is an experienced primary investigator and co-investigator on several federal grants,… Read more »

Jessica Islam Receives 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has awarded Jessica Islam with the 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award, which is a competitive award given to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Islam, a doctoral candidate in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health,… Read more »

Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

July 10, 2019

Christina Cruz, who developed a program to enable teachers in rural areas to recognize and respond therapeutically to children with mental illness, was elected as the recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Junior Investigator Award and a Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award for her work. As a 2018 Global Health Scholar through… Read more »

UNC Global Announces 2017-18 Global Partnership Award Recipients

August 14, 2018

UNC Global announces the 2017-2018 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated university strategic or emerging partners. Recipients receive awards… Read more »

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UNC School of Nursing Ranks 6th in World Rankings

July 27, 2018

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 6th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 report. The new rankings demonstrate a four-point rise from 2017 when the School ranked 10th overall. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual… Read more »

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Aaron Williams Honored by RTI International for Distinguished Career and Public Service

Aaron S. Williams, MBA, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime executive at RTI International, has been awarded “emeritus” status by RTI, in recognition of his long and distinguished career in public service. Emeritus status is the highest recognition that RTI bestows on its… Read more »