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UNC’s Wilkinson featured on Public Radio International
UNC OB-GYN Jeff Wilkinson was recently featured on the Public Radio International series "The Ninth Month" for his work surgically repairing fistula in Malawi.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 27
Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases merge
The UNC Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have merged under the institute name to create a single, unified global health organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 16
Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work
Late last month, 15 people boarded a plane and embarked on a 12-day journey to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the largest volcanoes in the world. They trained for months and set a $250,000 fundraising goal for the African Long Climb, with a large portion of the funds earmarked for the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease (IGHID) – even though most of the climbers have no direct tie to UNC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 10
Caring for Children in Haiti: 2014
Joshua Alexander, MD, director of pediatric rehabilitation at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and associate professor at UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, will be caring once again for disabled children at the Zanmi Beni Orphanage in Haiti this May, along with Timothy Sanford, MD, a medical resident in PM&R. Zanmi Beni was created to care for physically and/or mentally handicapped orphans, who were displaced by the devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 27
Going Global
Since 2009, the Office of International Activities (OIA) has provided critical support to medical students in pursuit of international electives in global health. With burgeoning interest in global health among students and residents in recent years, the OIA has never been busier.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / October 31
UNC Health & Human Rights Lecture
Lawrence O. Gostin will deliver a lecture titled, "Imagining Global Health with Justice."
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Sept. 25
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
Serving the Underserved in Honduras
Summer 2015 marked the twelfth annual community health clinic led by the Honduran Health Alliance, a UNC School of Medicine student-led group that provides critical health services for Honduran women, clinical education for UNC medical learners, and experiences that inform the careers of future doctors.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Oct. 15
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
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