Category Archives: Asia

UNC Delegation Visits Southern Medical University in China

Zhang Ye is the training coordinator at the UNC-South China STD Research Training Center. In this blog post, she shares the goals of a partnership between UNC and Southern Medical University in China. A 12-member delegation from UNC traveled to … Read More

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Experience at UNC Leads to New Job

Cheng Wang came to UNC as a Visiting Scholar from China. In this blog post, he reflects on how the year-long training gave him the skills he needed to return to China and land a new job. As a young … Read More

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Contest Asks Chinese to Define a Healthy City

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of nearly 1.6 million people a year or 4,400 a day die in China, according to a 2015 study. Just this year, environmental inspectors found that 14,000 companies in China failed to meet standards … Read More

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Cohen Talks HIV Prevention, Learning Rules of Emerging Infections during China Visit

Our Director Myron Cohen, MD, began his research career in China more than 30 years ago. Although based in Chapel Hill now, he visits China annually and talks regularly with UNC Project-China Director Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD. In this blog … Read More

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Innovative approaches to improve sexual health in China (The SESH project)

[This post was sent in by Cedric Bien, a medical student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine who is working in Guangzhou on a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship awarded through UNC.] Over the past thirty years, China has … Read More

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Photo of the Day: Dog Days of Summer Edition

This comes courtesy of Kumi Smith, a PhD student in epidemiology at UNC. Kumi was in China last winter for two months of dissertation research. As she tells it, “The trip to Henan was not without some adventures, including rooting … Read More

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Inaugurating the new UNC-South China STI Research Training Center

[This is another post sent in by Elizabeth Au and Crystal Shen, who are both spending fellowship years in China. Read their first post here.] Last week marked the official launch of the UNC-South China STI Research Training Center in … Read More

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Photo of the Day

Update 5/31: Crystal Shen, who co-wrote this post, informs me that the photo was actually taken in Guangzhou, at the 1st UNC-South China STI Research Training Course. I originally wrote that it was taken at the 6th National STD Conference … Read More

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Strengthening UNC-China partnerships at national STD conference in Shenzhen

[This post was was sent in by Elizabeth Au and Crystal Shen, who are both spending fellowship years in China. Au is a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow at the China CDC – National Center for AIDS/STD Control and … Read More

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Working in Bangladesh, a student begins to see the whole picture

The health programs director leafed through the monitoring tool, a checklist that details the key components of family planning counseling. Providers themselves will use the tool as a point of reference during patient treatment. Periodically, other field co-workers will use … Read More

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