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UNC medical students gain invaluable experiences abroad
Through the Office of International Activities at the UNC School of Medicine, approximately one-third of UNC medical students experience international health electives during their time in Chapel Hill. This past summer nearly 50 students traveled abroad to research, teach, and enhance their clinical skills while serving underserved populations. The experiences provided students with invaluable insights and encouraged some to continue to make international work part of their lives and careers. Last week students shared their experiences via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and read what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Sept. 3
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 receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President’s Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).
Located in News / 2013 / July
UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a seven-year, more than $40 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trials unit that will implement the scientific agendas of five NIH networks devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and cure research.
Located in News / 2014 / February
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July
UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Located in News / 2016 / June
UNC researchers discover new target for dengue virus vaccine
By re-engineering a tiny chain of amino acids in one type of dengue virus, Ralph Baric and Aravinda de Silva discover a new path toward solving the dengue vaccine dilemma. The research has the potential to transform vaccine development for other diseases, including SARS and HIV.
Located in News / 2014 / February
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
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
UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.
Located in News / 2018 / October