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Mark Sobsey in his lab at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aquagenx Compartment Bag Tests Used for Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Myanmar

The Aquagenx water quality test kit, which was developed by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, allows users to conduct on-site E. coli testing without access to electricity. Mark D. Sobsey, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering in the Gillings School, designed the Aquagenx Compartment Bag… Read more »

Celebrating 10 Years of Phillips Ambassadors

November 9, 2016

The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 years of supporting students’ study abroad experiences in Asia by awarding five $10,000 awards to Phillips Ambassadors alumni to support their further engagement with Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program in the Carolina Asia Center within the College of Arts and Sciences. A quarter of the scholarships are reserved… Read more »

UNC Hosts Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

October 28, 2016

On Oct. 25, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted participants in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS), a two-week program that enables college and university administrators from India to come to the United States and explore best practices in U.S. higher education. The participants in the 2016 program visited a number… Read more »

Nora Franceschini, research associate professor of epidemiology

International Study Finds 20 Genetic Regions Associated with Kidney Function

A large international collaboration marks the first study of kidney function involving individuals from four continents. After examining kidney function in African, Asian, European and Hispanic individuals, researchers found 20 genetic regions that affect kidney function and are common across all ethnic ancestries. The full paper, titled “Trans-ethnic fine-mapping highlights kidney function genes linked to… Read more »

UNC Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad Support to 198 Students

August 29, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study… Read more »