Category Archives: Education Spotlight

Nurses to Improve Training and Trust

Researchers from around the world travel to the Galápagos to study its wildlife and ecology. But what about the needs of the people who call the archipelago home? Learn how a collaboration between the UNC School of Nursing, a local hospital and the community will improve health care on the islands. Read More

Battling Antibiotic Resistance

Overuse and overprescribing have caused many bacteria to evolve into antibiotic resistant strains. Clinician -researchers Jon Juliano and David van Duin discuss the most concerning threats and how a change in behavior is needed to combat this deadly problem. Read More

Professor Earns Award from Alma Mater

Sonia Napravnik majored in philosophy and then the AIDS epidemic prompted her to return to university for nursing and epidemiology degrees. Now a researcher and educator at UNC, her students are honoring her for keeping the course work interesting and inspiring careers in public health. Read More

Translating Data into Health Recommendations

For more than a year, MEASURE Evaluation has been working with 14 Zambian health professionals to turn health data into meaningful medical recommendations. Four of the participants share how the training is empowering them to improve education and healthcare delivery in Zambia. Read More

Video: Donations Support Malawian Students

For 10 years, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Project-Malawi have provided food and an education for nearly 1,000 pre- and primary school children in the Dzama community outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Learn how this support has impacted the community and what UNC hopes to achieve in 2017. Read More

UNC Donates Lifesaving Equipment to Malawi

A donation of pathology equipment between two schools in the University of North Carolina system will save lives and improve lab operations in Malawi. Read More

Dental Students Treat Mexican Children

UNC dental student Roxie Braxton followed in the footsteps of her lifelong dentist Angie Rhodes, DDS, spending one summer of dental school providing care to children living in an orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico. Learn how UNC Mexico Project is changing the lives of Mexican children and influencing the careers of future dentists. Read More

UNC Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Chinese Clinicians

Responding to the number of violent attacks on physicians in China, Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, director of UNC Project-China, organized an initiative to rebuild patient-physician trust with recommendations published in The Lancet. Read More

Business Student Heads to Zambia

Jane Chaffee calls the opportunity to work in Africa this May the most important contribution she’s made in her academic career. The dual MBA-MSPH consulted on the expansion of the women’s department at a hospital in Zambia. Learn more about the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Global Business Projects. Read More

Rotary Peace Fellows’ Projects Merge Global and Local Health

A Japanese educator is improving early childhood development in Africa. An Australian nurse is developing a mobile health app for European refugees. And a Kenyan environmental science specialist is hoping to improve water conditions for all citizens of his country.
Meet the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows. Read More