Category Archives: Teaching

Born in Poverty, One Woman Becomes an Agent of Change: Jaussa’s Story

This post was sent in by Janet Fields, a midwife from Raleigh, N.C., who has been working in Malawi at the Fistula Care Center and Malawi Maternal and Neonatal Health Program.  In 1981 a beautiful baby girl was born to … Read More

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Photo of the Day: Our Family of Trainees in Malawi

Our 2013-2014 Malawi fellows and trainees took a moment to gather for a photo with their mentor and UNC Project-Malawi clinical director Mina Hosseinipour. Standing in back (L to R): Michael Herce, Esther Giezendanner, Sarah Rutstein, Mina Hosseinipour, Melanie Sion, … Read More

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Giving thanks, building the future of women’s health in Malawi

The day before Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, the UNC ex-pat community in Malawi—in fact the entire country of Malawi—had something wonderful to be thankful for. That day marked the official (ceremonial) launch of the first residency training program in obstetrics and gynecology in … Read More

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Photo of the Day: A New Generation of Published Scientists

Earlier this year, a group of young South African scientists gathered for an intensive manuscript writing course which is held annually for participants in the South African TB/AIDS Training Program (SATBAT).  The course is led by SATBAT co-principal investigators Charlie … 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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Want a medical degree? It helps if you’re the one who signs the diplomas

Last Thursday morning at UNC Hospitals, there was an extra white coat during rounds on the infectious diseases ward. The name on the coat:  ”Dr. Holden Thorp.” Now that isn’t inaccurate, of course, as the chancellor holds a doctorate in … Read More

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Who’s the very model of a modern ID specialist?

On the morning of March 28, in a lecture hall in the heart of the UNC medical school campus, first-year med students sat in their “Host Defense and Microbial Pathogens” class and were treated to a guest lecture by UNC … Read More

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Manuscript writing course in South Africa “incredibly successful”

[This post was written by Anne McNulty (’11), student assistant at IGHID] In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. – Sir Francis Darwin Budding scientists … Read More

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Kaiser Family Foundation to MTV: "It's time to take this relationship to the next level"

[This post was sent in by Erik Valera, a research project manager in the UNC School of Medicine. Currently his work is focused on HIV and STDs in the Latino community] The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is taking its relationship … Read More

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Expanding the role of universities in global health

[This post sent in by the delegation that attended the event discussed below: Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, a new faculty member and UNC’s first professor of global health policy, Myron Cohen, Peggy Bentley, Pia MacDonald, Mamie Sackey-Harris (all … Read More

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