Category Archives: Global Health Update

For global health, bridging a campus divide

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North Carolina’s footprint in global health

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Water, water everywhere

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Universities and global health

September 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD “Global” and “internationalization” have become big buzz words around campus.  It seems as though every time you turn around, someone on campus is announcing a new international initiative or opening a global office … Read More

Malawi, Washington DC, Vienna: Around the world with Carolina’s AIDS researchers

August 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD First of all, I’d like to welcome everyone back to Chapel Hill.  Back in April I wrote about the strength of UNC’s HIV/AIDS program (#8 in the most recent U.S. News & World … Read More

UNC tackles China’s twin epidemics: syphilis and HIV

June 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD Last month I spent two weeks in China visiting with our collaborators. I particularly enjoyed meeting with our very talented trainees and seeing how they had developed over the course of their fellowship … Read More

We’re Number 8!

April 28, 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD For the third year in a row, US News & World Report has recognized Carolina’s HIV/AIDS research and care program as among the 10 best in the United States. This month’s column … Read More

Herpes virus remains a global concern

March 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD Herpes viruses are a significant public health concern. They can cause a variety of diseases, from mono to chicken pox to cancer. Although herpes is a large family of viruses affecting both animals … Read More

The Tragedy in Haiti

January 2010 By Myron S. Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases We have never had a catastrophe in our hemisphere comparable to the earthquake in Haiti. The Haitian government puts the death toll at … Read More

The hope for an AIDS vaccine: an update

October 2009 By Myron S. Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases In 2000 the United Nations Security Council made history when, for the first time, it took on a health issue: HIV/AIDS. AIDS kills … Read More