Monthly Archives: April 2009

Swine flu: it ain't just a 2009 thang

We’ve been here before.  Here’s some footage from the 1976 swine flu scare.  Kitch value aside, this is a serious matter.  IGHID director Myron Cohen thinks we ought to remember the lessons we learned over 30 years ago. There are … Read More

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UNC helps the state of North Carolina mobilize for swine flu

The institute is sending Dr. Arlene Seña-Soberano, associate professor of medicine at UNC and medical director of the Durham County Health Department to the state to assist with efforts related to swine flu (there are still no confirmed cases of … Read More

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UNC prepared for swine flu

(cross-posted at UNC Health Care’s blog) Maybe you’ve heard about swine flu. The media have been reporting it non-stop. There have been no confirmed cases in our state. But the state health department announced last night that there are several … Read More

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Check out our new digs!

Our newly re-designed web site has finally launched.  Please come visit us at

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Empowering the developing world to battle HIV

Here at IGHID – and I think I can safely say UNC in general – we believe in building truly sustainable global health programs and empowering developing countries to improve the health of their own citizens. It is not enough … Read More

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Our new Guatemalan partners in HIV/AIDS research

[This post was sent in by Pia MacDonald, Latin America Projects Manager for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases] Last month’s trip to Guatemala was exciting and full of promise for future collaboration with Universidad del Valle de … Read More

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Go Heels!

Congratulations to our own UNC Tar Heels, 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions!

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