UNC to Test Therapeutic HIV Vaccine
The National Institutes of Health has awarded UNC more than $5.6 million to test a therapeutic vaccine for HIV. The study's principal investigator says the goals are to redirect and strengthen the immune response to the virus.
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Vorinostat Dosing Exposes Latent HIV
Cancer drug Vorinostat given every 72 hours can awaken sleeping HIV in the body, say UNC researchers. However, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to achieve a cure.
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Couple Improves Health in Africa
UNC clinicians Ross Boyce and Raquel Reyes met while working in Uganda. Their mutual interest in global health sparked a friendship that led to marriage. The pair discuss their latest research and how they achieve a work-life balance.
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Lab and Library Named after Faculty
A delegation from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled to UNC Project-Malawi to mark the site's expansion. A new pathology lab and library were dedicated to long-time faculty Irving Hoffman and Francis Martinson. Learn more about their contributions to clinical care, research and education in Malawi.
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Clinical Spotlight

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, strep throat can escalate, causing life-threatening damage to the heart. The country’s lack of cardiac surgeons makes this diagnosis even more dire. A team from UNC’s Division of Cardiology traveled to León this winter to perform a life-saving procedure. 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

Building Support for Youth Caregivers

Building Support for Youth Caregivers

Many teens and children under the age of 18 are responsible for not only taking care of themselves, but also a loved one. These youth caregivers can go on to thrive as adults, but UNC researcher Elizabeth Olson says this added labor can also have negative impacts. Read More...>>

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Education Spotlight

Nurses to Improve Training and Trust

Nurses to Improve Training and Trust

Researchers from around the world travel to the Galápagos to study its wildlife and ecology. But what about the needs of the people who call the archipelago home? Learn how a collaboration between the UNC School of Nursing, a local hospital and the community will improve health care on the islands. Read More...>>

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