The North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the Triangle Health Consortium invite you to attend: Ebola NC: Local Response – Global Impact

Ebola NC: Local Response – Global Impact

A forum developed in partnership between the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the Triangle Global Health Consortium

When: Dec 08, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Ebola represents one of several viral hemorrhagic fevers that can cause severe illness in humans often leading to death. The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has resulted in an unprecedented number of Ebola cases with widespread transmission in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Moreover, travel associated cases have occurred in Mali and Senegal and cases of limited transmission have occurred in the United States, Spain and Nigeria. The highly infectious nature of the Ebola virus and the rate of morbidity associated with infection have elicited a global response to treat infected patients and to prevent further spread of the virus.

Here in North Carolina public health officials are coordinating with federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the Department of Homeland Security and others developing prevention, detection and treatment strategies as well as comprehensive standards for patient care. In addition, several North Carolina companies are directly involved in developing therapies, providing treatments, leading clinical trials or preparing to manufacture Ebola vaccines or therapies. The forum will address the global challenge of the Ebola outbreak and coordination underway among responding ministries, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and clinical practitioners. Furthermore, North Carolina’s preparation for the isolation and treatment of infected individuals that travel to North Carolina as well as the state’s readiness for protecting citizens from exposure will be addressed. Finally, the forum will also highlight pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in our state that are responding to the crisis.

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Five of Global Health’s Faculty Published in the Current Issue of JAMA

Five members of the UNC Global Health and Infectious Diseases faculty were published in the most recent issue if the Journal of American Medical Association.

Claire Farel, MD, MPH - Water, Water, Everywhere  

Joseph J. Eron, MD -Antiretroviral Treatment of Adult HIV Infection:  2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel    

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, Harha Thirumunthr PhD, and Jeffrey Stringer, MD – Maximizing Benefits of New Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Without Harming Existing Services    

Lemon-Stanley-2010-235x300According to the media firm Thomson Reuters, Dr. Stan Lemon, a professor of Microbiology and IGHID faculty member, was among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publications.

 

Congratulations, Stan!

Click here to see all of Dr. Lemon’s published articles.

Gillings Global Gateway™ and RTI International Receive USAID Award

RTI International and Gillings School of Global Public Health are pleased to announce the award of the USAID-funded IDIQ contract for the TASC4-Africa Project. RTI is prime on the project, and the Gillings School and several other consortium members are project partners.Faculty members in a number of campus units, including the Gillings School, look forward to participating in this project by providing research, training and technical assistance expertise in the areas of:

  • Maternal and child health
  • HIV/AIDs and other infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology and surveillance
  • Monitoring and evaluation of population health and nutrition programs
  • Capacity building and healthcare workforce development
  • Nutrition
  • Health systems strengthening and
  • Water and hygiene.

The Gillings Global Gateway™ will receive notice of the IDQs and will contact faculty members whose work aligns with a particular task order to assess their interest in developing a proposal.

Peggy Bentley, PhD, associate dean for global health, and Naya Villarreal, MPH, program coordinator for the Gillings Global Gateway™, will lead this effort.

Please contact Peggy (pbentley@unc.edu) or Naya (nayavill@email.unc.edu) if you have questions.

Support from TraCS will advance research on burns and infections

David van Duin, MD, PhD, associate profesor of infectious diseases, has been awarded a TraCS $5k-$50k grant to study mortality and drug-resistant infections in burn patients. Read More

Adimora elected to IAS Governing Council

May 28, 2014 — Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society.  Read More

Hobbs receives basic science teaching award

May 27, 2014 — Marcia Hobbs, PhD, has been awarded the Clinical and Basic Science Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Read More

Friday Conference: “STD/HIV Training Program: Annual Potpourri, Part 2″

Title: “STD/HIV Training Program: Annual Potpourri, Part 2″
Date: May 23, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

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Friday Conference: “Toward HIV Cure: Progress and Obstacles”

Title:  “Toward HIV Cure: Progress and Obstacles”
Speaker: David Margolis, MD, MPH
Date: May 30, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

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Friday Conference: “HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention Today: What are the Big Unanswered Questions?”

Title: “HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention Today: What are the Big Unanswered Questions?”
Speaker: Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH
Date: May 16, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics

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