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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
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
Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner
These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.
Located in News / 2015 / July
Becoming Less Super as a Specialist
Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.
Located in News / 2015 / January
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
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
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
Fischer on Ebola
West Africa continues to experience a deadly Ebola virus outbreak. In May/June, Dr. William Fischer II, a pulmonologist and critical care physician with the UNC School of Medicine, worked in an isolation area in Guinea as part of a team from Doctors without Borders after being recruited by the World Health Organization. To raise awareness about the crisis, we have gathered a list of his media appearances for your viewing.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 31
Several UNC faculty published in JAMA theme issue on HIV/AIDS
Several members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty had articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) July 23/30, 2014, HIV/AIDS theme issue.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 24
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