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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
Anemia protects African children against Malaria
UNC researchers have proven these concerns valid after finding iron deficiency anemia actually protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa, and treating anemia with iron supplementation removes this protective effect. Morgan Goheen, PhD, is the study's lead author.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Jan. 12
Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents
Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.
Located in News / 2016 / December
‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A
The UNC School of Medicine has more than a dozen groups dedicated to Zika research and vaccine development. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the School of Medicine will host an expert panel event and Q&A discussion in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.
Located in News / 2016 / November
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
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
Global Health Happenings e-newsletter
Interested in staying up to date with the latest global health work from across UNC? Consider signing up for the Global Health Happenings e-newsletter, a quarterly look at the very best global health stories from across the entire UNC community – including clinical, research, and academic perspectives.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 13
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
Training a Nation
For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.
Located in News / 2016 / August