Category Archives: Research

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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“Someone to tell them they are doing a good job”: In the field with Project ImPact

[This item originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of the UNC Center for AIDS Research newsletter. It has been shortened and edited to conform to GH Notes style] Lynn Tillery is a clinical research associate at the UNC Center … Read More

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UNC AIDS research featured on WUNC-TV’s North Carolina Now

HIV prevention and cure research were the focus of this story on WUNC-TV’s North Carolina Now.  Originally aired Monday, Sept. 24. Video below. Watch Monday, September 24, 2012 on PBS. See more from NC Now.

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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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Hook-ups and check-ups: how social media is changing STD prevention programs

[This post was written by Catherine Grodensky, MPH.  Catherine is manager of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core] Researchers at UNC have been making news lately for their work using social media to enhance … Read More

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Margolis talks HIV cure

Earlier this month, we reported on some exciting new research on the HIV cure front. UNC’s Dr. David Margolis and his team used a cancer drug called vorinostat to flush latent HIV infection from hiding. The study involved six HIV-positive … Read More

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Photo of the day: press coverage of IAS

Looking at the wall of IAS conference press coverage, I notice that nearly every news story mentions HPTN 052. -Lisa

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In Rajasthan, the more the merrier

A bit of research and web browsing before leaving for the summer gave me an idea of the work I would be doing.  I read up on the organization and the area in general and, all things considered, felt like … Read More

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Letter from Galapagos: El Mercado

[This blog post was sent in by Beth Hopping, who is a PhD student in nutrition. Her co-investigator, Rachel Page, MPH, sent in the previous letter from Galapagos] This morning, Rachel and I got an early start on the day. … Read More

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A special issue of the Lancet dedicated to malaria elimination

Last week, the Lancet published a special issue on malaria elimination.  There’s a good summary of the eight articles on our colleague Naman Shah’s blog, topnaman. For more on what IGHID is doing to combat malaria, read here, here, and … Read More

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