Category Archives: Clinical care

Friend’s Death Inspires Med Student to Apply for Research Fellowships

Robert Flick is a student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has completed both the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. In this blog post, he shares how these fellowships … Read More

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Pandemics and Fake Medicines Focus of CUGH Meeting

Karine Dubé, DrPH, is a research assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School for Global Public Health. She shares highlights from the annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The Consortium of Universities for Global Health … Read More

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Blog: ID Clinic Director Answers Most Common Patient Questions

Claire Farel, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and medical director of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic. In answering the most common questions she is asked as a clinician, Dr. Farel illustrates … Read More

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There’s no shame in being PrEPared: Embracing pre-exposure prophylaxis

This post was written by Christopher B. Hurt, MD, clinical assistant professor of infectious diseases at UNC, and was originally published on the blog of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center, which is based at the UNC IGHID. … Read More

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Vote for CIDRZ for the 2013 Sustainia Award!

Electronic Cervical Cancer Control (eC3),  a cell phone-based cancer treatment program developed at UNC’s partner organization, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, has been nominated for the 2013 Sustania Award.  The Sustainia Award is an annual international award … Read More

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Dignity of our Elders: A Happier Ending in Malawi

[This post was written by Quinn Jenkins, who is an intern with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation Fistula Care Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. The care center is headed by Jeff Wilkinson, associate professor of OB-GYN at UNC and a member … Read More

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Myron Cohen talks fighting infection at TEDx

Last month, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics hosted “TEDxNCSSM” as a celebration of human achievement and experience in a wide variety of fields. IGHID director Myron Cohen was among the invited speakers, along with Flora Lichtman, correspondent … Read More

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Is there a surgeon in the country?

In an opinion piece this week in The New York Times, journalist Sarika Bansal writes about the lack of surgical care in sub-Saharan Africa. She cites some staggering statistics, among them a conservative estimate that 56 million people in sub-Saharan … Read More

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UNC, Malawi’s president celebrate opening of new fistula unit

Bwaila District Hospital has a new fistula center, including a new major operating theater and a 28-bed inpatient unit.   On July 19 the new fistula unit at Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe officially opened.  Joining UNC’s Jeff Wilkinson was … Read More

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Catching up with UNC Global Women’s Health – report from Malawi

[This post was sent in by Dr. John Thorp, Professor and Director of Women’s Primary Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC] This has been an exciting and informative trip to Malawi. I have worked with Jeff Wilkinson, … Read More

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