Tag Archives: training

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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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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Making the leap into global health

[Author Leah Gordon is a recent college graduate from the U.S. who works in Léon, Nicaragua with institute partner El Centro de Investigación en Demografía y Salud (CIDS). We look forward to having her as an occasional contributor to this … Read More

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Empowering the developing world to battle HIV

Here at IGHID – and I think I can safely say UNC in general – we believe in building truly sustainable global health programs and empowering developing countries to improve the health of their own citizens. It is not enough … Read More

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Ethics and global health research

Our colleague over at the Global Bioethics blog has an interesting post about a recent research ethics scandal in Malawi.  While the details of the legal case are still pending, the incident serves as a reminder that those of us … Read More

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The China century

Each month institute director Myron Cohen, MD writes a “Global Health Update” column for the UNC Global newsletter.   His most recent column focuses on the social and economic forces that have given rise to some of China’s biggest health … Read More

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A surgeon's perspective

[Author Jon Samuel is a surgical resident at UNC.  He spent 2008-2009 in Malawi and will spend 2009-2010 as a fellow of the NIH Fogarty International Center.] The easiest way for me to share my perspective on being here in … Read More

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A rough introduction

[Author Lauren Galpin is a medpeds resident at UNC.] It is Sunday and I am sitting in the breezy living room of the UNC guesthouse which is just a five minute walk from Kamuzu Central Hospital where I am working. … Read More

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Casting the first stone

Greetings from China. My name is Matt Avery, and I’m an MPH student at UNC doing my practicum on AIDS prevention practices in Guangxi province. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, which is … Read More

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Independence Day

[Author Megan Jordan is a rising 2nd year medical student at UNC.] Greetings from Malawi!  My summer project in Malawi involves working with the Community Department at UNC Project, a group of employees who follow up with study participants and … Read More

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