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Bringing Implementation Science to Africa

Implementation science is a new field that addresses an old question: how do you translate research into practice? Trainees from around Africa are learning how to answer this question through an implementation science master’s degree program developed by UNC and a South African University. Read More

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NIH Increases Funding for UNC/Emory iTech Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) an additional $13 million to develop interventions for youth at risk for or living with HIV. “iTech will serve as the first NIH-funded center to … Read More

Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

A team of UNC researchers will use funds from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to test two interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, … Read More

Connecting Community with Research

From attending Out! Raleigh to hosting a drag night in Durham, the UNC ROPE Team has made research, outreach, prevention and education about HIV its mission. Learn what prompted members to join the team and how their advocacy is improving HIV prevention research. Read More

UNC to Test Therapeutic HIV Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded UNC more than $5.6 million to test a therapeutic vaccine for HIV. The study’s principal investigator says the goals are to redirect and strengthen the immune response to the virus. Read More

From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

Rapid Diagnostic Test Helps Distinguish between Severe and Uncomplicated Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a leading cause of death for children living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many children in rural areas seek care at local community health clinics, but these clinics lack reliable tests to distinguish severe and uncomplicated malaria. Working at a … Read More

Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

The ability for HIV to hide in the body in a dormant state makes curing the 40 million people living with the virus a challenge. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown the drug Vorinostat … Read More

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years after Infection

Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The research team, which included investigators from Ohio-based Clinical … Read More