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Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine
In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.
Located in News / 2014 / February
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
Dr. Anthony Charles meets President Clinton in Malawi
Members of the UNC Malawi Surgical Initiative meet with former President Bill Clinton about surgical and burn care.
Located in News / 2013 / August
Dr. Charles A. Sanders/Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship Program
Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Dr. Charles A. Sanders/Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 30
Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner
These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.
Located in News / 2015 / July
Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years after Infection
Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 3
Fischer on Ebola
West Africa continues to experience a deadly Ebola virus outbreak. In May/June, Dr. William Fischer II, a pulmonologist and critical care physician with the UNC School of Medicine, worked in an isolation area in Guinea as part of a team from Doctors without Borders after being recruited by the World Health Organization. To raise awareness about the crisis, we have gathered a list of his media appearances for your viewing.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 31
From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home
When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.
Located in News / 2015 / December
Gail Henderson to Advise Federal Agencies on Human Genome Initiatives and to Present at HIV Conference in Thailand
The new year is proving fruitful for Gail Henderson, PhD. The professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center for Genomics and Society at UNC has been confirmed for a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and asked to speak at the 19th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Jan. 19
Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement
The award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist and is presented by the Minority Affairs Committee of the ASCB.
Located in News / 2013 / November