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Focus Carolina Special Edition: Michael Emch

June 29, 2020

Michael Emch is W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and geography and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses … Read more

Ana Vinea on Language, Illness, Method and Structural Violence

June 22, 2020

Ana Vinea, assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, describes herself as “a cultural anthropologist of the Middle East with general research and teaching interests in medicine, occult practices and popular culture.” In this excerpt below … Read more

UNC Researchers Create New Type of COVID-19 Antibody Test

June 11, 2020

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva and Prem Lakshmanane and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past … Read more

UNC World View Partner Spotlight: Susanne Long

May 13, 2020

The Onslow County School System, headquartered in Jacksonville, NC, is home to the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast, serving students and parents who have a variety of international experiences. Global awareness in the county, however, is not limited to … Read more

The Disease Ecologist: An Interview with Michael Emch

May 11, 2020

In late February, as the first reports of COVID-19 cases started to spring up across the country, Michael Emch was beginning a unit on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases with 50 undergraduate students in his “Health and Medical Geography” class. “Teaching about … Read more