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Training a Nation
For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola
UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.
Located in News / 2014 / June
New SARS-like virus can jump directly from bats to humans, no treatment available
Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic
Located in News / 2015 / November
NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika
UNC researchers led by Elizabeth Stringer, MD, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, along with collaborators in Nicaragua, have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy and the impact the virus has on infant neurodevelopment
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Sept. 27
NIH Grant to Provide Doctoral Training to Nicaraguan Researchers
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year $1.2-million grant to support training Nicaraguan researchers at UNC and at the University of Nicaragua, León.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 17
UNC School of Medicine Researchers Prove HIV Targets Tissue Macrophages
Findings contradict previous studies questioning the relevance of these cells
Located in News / 2016 / March
Global Health Happenings e-newsletter
Interested in staying up to date with the latest global health work from across UNC? Consider signing up for the Global Health Happenings e-newsletter, a quarterly look at the very best global health stories from across the entire UNC community – including clinical, research, and academic perspectives.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 13
Researchers Define Burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Research led by Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, shows how to adapt an existing HIV testing method to detect hepatitis C virus.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC receives $1.5 million grant to strengthen HIV/AIDS research training in South Africa
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $1.5 million grant aimed at strengthening HIV/AIDS research training in collaboration with the Wits School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Sept. 18
UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium
The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.
Located in News / 2016 / November