Malaria Parasite Evades Detection
A malaria parasite with a gene deletion is able to avoid rapid test detection in asymptomatic children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNC researchers have conducted the first nationwide study and their results have implications for malaria eradication efforts.
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Currin Named Nurse of the Year
This November David Currin, RN, ACRN, CCRC, will check two achievements off his bucket list. Currin will take a river boat cruise down the Danube in Europe. And he will also be honored as the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board’s 2016 Certified Nurse of the Year.
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UNC Donates Lifesaving Equipment to Malawi
A donation of pathology equipment between two schools in the University of North Carolina system will save lives and improve lab operations in Malawi.
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Highlights

Clinical Spotlight

Number of Surgeons in Malawi Increases

Number of Surgeons in Malawi Increases

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. 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

Student Targets Mental Health Stigma

Student Targets Mental Health Stigma

Research suggests that stigma can have a more detrimental effect on individuals with mental illness than the illness itself. Through volunteering locally and conducting research in India, Allied Health Sciences doctoral student Nikhil Tomar seeks to understand and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Read More...>>

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Education Spotlight

Dental Students Treat Mexican Children

Dental Students Treat Mexican Children

UNC dental student Roxie Braxton followed in the footsteps of her lifelong dentist Angie Rhodes, DDS, spending one summer of dental school providing care to children living in an orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico. Learn how UNC Mexico Project is changing the lives of Mexican children and influencing the careers of future dentists. Read More...>>

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