Category Archives: Education Spotlight

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

Grants Fund Zika, HPV Research

The 2016 recipients of the Explorations in Global Health grants are seeking to improve the health of people in Africa and South America through research into viruses, lead exposure and food insecurity. Read More

Partnership Supports Radiology in Malawi

Being a radiologic science student in Malawi differs greatly from pursuing this field at UNC. Through an educational partnership, Malawian Peter Shaba and UNC’s Andrew Woodward are making changes to equalize the playing field. Read More

Cultural Health Education: Pharmacy Students Travel to Moldova

Olena Northrup and Chandler Gurley recently returned from the Eastern European country of Moldova. From learning about community pharmacy to Moldovan’s preference for herbal remedies, the two UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students say the trip was personally and professionally rewarding. Find out more about the Global Pharmacy Scholars Program. Read More

Blog: Semester Abroad Allows UNC Junior to Launch Social Media Health Campaigns in London

UNC Journalism Major Ben Lineberger spent the fall semester studying in London and working with National AIDS Trust (NAT) on social media campaigns to help Brits discern fact from fiction when it comes to HIV. Read More

Recent UNC Grad Hones Research and Clinical Skills at UNC Project-Malawi

For Sarah MacLean, UNC Class of 2015, interning with UNC Project-Malawi is the perfect fit for the year after graduation. MacLean, who majored in global studies while completing pre-medical courses, is spending a year in Lilongwe, Malawi, working primarily on HIV prevention research. Read More