Category Archives: Research

For the first time, one step ahead of HIV

[Cross-posted on the UNC Health Care blog] “We live now in a vicarious age, but we don’t live our lives through other people. Instead, we live our own lives vicariously through what our technology creates. The technologies that are now … Read More

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Science, not science fiction: two flu drugs studied at UNC

[Originally posted on the UNC Health Care blog and penned by Clinton Colmenares] When Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes” asked HHS Secretary Katheleen Sebelius about political punditry critical of the public health response to novel H1N1, she pointedly said, “I … Read More

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AIDS in the U.S.: the patient profile has changed, so should testing practices

[Cross-posted from the UNC Health Care weblog] There is growing sentiment, and evidence, that attention to HIV and AIDS has shifted so far abroad, to Africa and in developing countries elsewhere, that Americans have overlooked a growing epidemic in our … Read More

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More than cogs in a machine

[Leah Gordon] During the month of July, I had the pleasure of acting as project coordinator for UNC’s Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative (CSHI) in rural Nicaragua. A combination of grants allowed UNC students from the medical school, nursing school and … Read More

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Always remember Malawi

[Post sent in from Malawi by UNC senior Cameron Taylor] “Always Remember Malawi” is what I was given yesterday on a sticky note from one of the fieldworkers. Yesterday was one of those sad “goodbye days” where we had to … Read More

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Training TB/AIDS researchers and eating barbeque, South Africa style

[This post was sent in by Kirsten Leysieffer, the fellowship and training administrator at the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases] On Saturday, July 18, I had the pleasure of attending the first annual research meeting of  the South … Read More

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A remarkable summer

[This post was written by Dr. Myron Cohen, our institute director.] By any stretch of the imagination this has been a wonderful summer for global health at UNC, and I feel compelled to share with you some highlights. UNC presented … Read More

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IAS 2009 Cape Town

Most of our faculty have now returned from Cape Town, where they were attending the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. UNC presented over 30 abstracts at the meeting, and you can find a complete … Read More

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Recruiting for a malaria vaccine trial in Malawi – not quite what I expected

[Author Cameron Taylor (’10) is a Geography major at UNC.  She is spending a second summer in Malawi conducting research.] Upon first hearing about a malaria vaccine trial, you do not automatically think traditional birth attendants, but for an upcoming … 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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