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Artists Reunite to Design Signage for UNC Project-Malawi Addition

Before stepping foot into its new academic and laboratory facility, UNC Project-Malawi’s mission is evident thanks to a newly erected, intricately carved sign. “There is a microscope, a stethoscope, a book and intertwined hands to show research, clinical care, training … Read More

De Silva lab awarded $3 million federal contract to develop Zika test

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

This Is Your World on Drugs

Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel Hill to places like Afghanistan, Brazil and India. Read More

Health Effects of the 2016 Election

The 2016 US election ushered in a time of change and uncertainty. What will the Trump administration mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act, for national stress levels and their associated health risks, and for global health? UNC researchers are working to better answer these questions. Read More

Watch: New Video Aims to Educate Clinicians on State Infection Control Law

UNC to Create and Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The NIH awards researchers in the UNC School of Medicine and Eshelman School of Pharmacy $1.8 million to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV prevention. Read More

Seven Staff Honored with Service Awards

Seven staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases received awards, recognizing their years of service to UNC. Staff are honored in five year increments. Congratulations to the following team members! – Nurjahan Begum, Research Technician in the Garcia lab (five … Read More

Boyce to Lead First Study into the Prevalence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Uganda

When you present at a clinic in Uganda with fever and muscle aches, you will be given a test for malaria. Should you test negative, you will still most likely be given antimalarial medications, which creates two problems. “You will … Read More

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi.  Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health … Read More