Category Archives: Latin America

Zika in Nicaragua: Racing to Understand the Unknown

Matthew Collins, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Diseases Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine. He is working with collaborators across UNC as well as colleagues in Leόn, Nicaragua, to define the epidemiology of … Read More

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Four pesos for a cigarette: Canvassing Mexico’s retail tobacco trade

This summer, I’m excited to spend five weeks in Cuernavaca, Mexico, doing an internship with the Department of Tobacco Research at Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health (INSP). I hope to gain experience in global tobacco control research and establish long-lasting … Read More

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At a clinic in Panama, a resident’s eyes are opened

[Rochelle Chijioke, MD is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of North Carolina.  Earlier this year she did a 3-week international elective rotation in Boquete, Panama to study basic Spanish and medical Spanish and volunteer in a … Read More

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A house call in Panama: medicine without the bells and whistles

[Rochelle Chijioke, MD, is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of North Carolina.  Earlier this year she did a 3-week international elective rotation in Boquete, Panama with a Spanish immersion program called Habla Ya, which teaches both … Read More

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Expect nothing, be grateful for everything – an emergency medicine resident in Nicaragua

[This is the first in a series of posts by David Carbonell, MD, a third-year resident in emergency medicine at UNC Hospitals.  In November 2011, Dr. Carbonell spent a month in León, Nicaragua on rotation with Project Health de León.  … Read More

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Haiti Diary: Triage troubles

[This post is the sixth and final post in a series sent in by Tracy Lynn Parrish, MD, who is finishing her residency in emergency medicine at UNC.] December 18, 2010 Well, I missed a day, I have a lot … Read More

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Haiti Diary: Conflict, resolution, worm

[This is the fifth in a series of posts sent in by Tracy Lynn Parrish, MD, who is finishing her residency in emergency medicine at UNC.] December 16, 2010 Well, that baby got transferred to a children’s hospital. One of … Read More

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Haiti Diary: Tougher times

[This post is the fourth post in a series sent in by Tracy Lynn Parrish, MD, who is finishing her residency in emergency medicine at UNC.] December 15, 2010 I’m tired but I slept well today. Last night, we had … Read More

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Haiti Diary: Back to the basics

[This post is the third post in a series sent in by Tracy Lynn Parrish, MD, who is finishing her residency in emergency medicine at UNC.] December 14, 2010 My first shift: PICU-at least that’s what it’d be in the … Read More

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Haiti Diary: Rain, reflection, coffee!

[This post is the second post in a series sent in by Tracy Lynn Parrish, MD, who is finishing her residency in emergency medicine at UNC.] December 13, 2010 Day two on the compound. Last night, it rained. It was … Read More

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