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Myers begins role as Office of International Activities’ Associate Director, Africa Focus
Justin Myers, DO, MPH, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine in the Division of Global Health and Emergency Care, has been named an associate director in the School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities. He will focus his efforts on OIA’s work in Africa.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Aug. 18
Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor
Previous recipients include Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt, Charlie Rose and Oliver Smithies.
Located in News / 2013 / October
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
Now More Than Ever, Global is Local
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the value of UNC's Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and its work around the world, from Chapel Hill to Central America, Africa, and Asia.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Parr receives two awards to research malaria parasite that avoids rapid test detection
Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases fellow, recently secured two funding sources to further his research into how a malaria parasite in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is avoiding rapid test detection.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 27
Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 30
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
Researchers receive $3.6 million award to improve mental health treatment in Africa
A collaborative, international team at UNC has received a multimillion dollar award to study the mental health of people in Malawi and Tanzania living with a non-communicable disease, like diabetes or hypertension. Non-communicable diseases are the second leading cause of death in Malawi, according to the World Health Organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 28