Hurricanes’ Impact on Health
The past two hurricane seasons have brought destruction to North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico. In addition to the physical devastation these storms bring is the impact on human health. Experts and volunteers from around UNC share tips on staying safe during a disaster.
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Addressing Glaucoma in Ghana
Rates of glaucoma in Ghana are the second highest in the world. For more than 20 years, Don Budenz, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, has traveled to the West African nation to treat patients, train providers, and raise public awareness of the condition.
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Fighting HPV and Cervical Cancer
Despite being largely preventable, death rates from cervical cancer remain higher than they should be. A multidisciplinary team from across UNC is trying to increase awareness about cervical cancer prevention in the US and abroad through self-testing, hospital construction and provider messaging.
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Highlights

Clinical Spotlight

Testing Antibodies to Prevent HIV

Testing Antibodies to Prevent HIV

The prestigious medical journal Science published a perspective on Oct. 6, highlighting the next frontier of HIV prevention – broadly neutralizing antibodies or bnAbs. Our Director Myron Cohen, MD, co-authored the perspective. Read the article and watch his presentation about the study underway to test the efficacy of bnAbs. Read More...>>

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IGHID PROGRESS Spotlight

IGHID Progress Report Shows UNC’s Local & Global Reach

IGHID Progress Report Shows UNC’s Local & Global Reach

It's been three years since our last update. Check out all our vivid photographs, powerful quotes and impressive facts about our work as well as multimedia options for you to learn more about the Institute’s commitment to clinical care, research and teaching in North Carolina and abroad. Read More...>>

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Research Spotlight

Defining Burden of Hepatitis in DRC

Defining Burden of Hepatitis in DRC

Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read More...>>

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Education Spotlight

Effects on Health in the Galápagos

Effects on Health in the Galápagos

A National Institutes of Health grant will support the examination of the human health costs of economic development in the Galápagos, Ecuador. Peggy Bentley, PhD, our associate director for education, is part of the research team. Learn more about the health interventions the team hopes to develop based on the study. Read More...>>

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