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Gopal to be Winter Commencement speaker
Dr. Satish Gopal, an innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, will be the featured speaker at UNC's Winter Commencement ceremony.
Located in News / 2017 / November
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
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
Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance
The ability for HIV to hide in the body in a dormant state makes curing the 40 million people living with the virus a challenge. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown the drug Vorinostat reverses this latency, causing resting CD4 T-cells to express HIV.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 3
UNC to Test Therapeutic Vaccine in People Living with HIV
A multidisciplinary research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded more than $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test a therapeutic vaccine in people living with HIV.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / July 27
Mending Hearts in Nicaragua
In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.
Located in News / 2017 / May
Maternal and infant outcomes improve at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a long-standing partnership with this hospital.
Located in News / 2017 / April
The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What To Do About It
According to Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, the WHO should amend its centralization policy to help doctors save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Located in News / 2017 / January
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