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Researchers evaluate diagnostic testing landscape for tick-borne disease in the Southeast

May 17, 2022

Tick-borne diseases (TBD) including Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis (SFGR), ehrlichiosis, and increasingly Lyme disease, represent a substantial public health concern throughout much of the Southeastern United States. North Carolina experiences some of the highest rates of SFGR and ehrlichiosis in the United States, often accounting for more than of 10% and 5% of cases reported to the … Continued

NIH Renews the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Training Partnership

May 6, 2022

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Consortium (UJMT)–a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tulane University–has been renewed for the coming five years. It is one of seven groups to be funded under the new Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) training initiative, supported by the Fogarty International … Continued

Youth-Focused Intervention Activity Focuses On Solutions For Promoting PrEP Awareness

April 28, 2022

Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD, MA, a member of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and associate professor in the division of infectious diseases, encourages HIV testing through his work in the US, China and South Africa. He also promotes youth-friendly HIV prevention and self-testing services. In early April, Dr. Tucker participated in … Continued

IGHID, CAC Host Visiting Scholars from China and Vietnam

April 26, 2022

Visiting scholars make important contributions to the UNC community enriching the research and educational experience for everyone. On April 13, the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and Carolina Asia Center (CAC) hosted scholars from the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, and the Hanoi Medical University in Hanoi, Vietnam. “The Global Health … Continued

STD Awareness in April: Infectious Disease Experts Are Working to Advance the Development of Vaccines for Sexually Transmitted Infections

April 20, 2022

During April, STD Awareness provides an opportunity to talk about STIs and encourage individuals to be proactive about their sexual health and promotes regular STI/HIV screening and testing. Although research in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has evolved rapidly on multiple fronts, a critical remaining challenge is the development of safe and effective vaccines for diseases that pose … Continued

UNC Landmark Study Paves the Way for Universal Obstetric Ultrasound

April 7, 2022

Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care.Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study published in NEJM Evidence introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound. UNC investigators from the Institute for Global Health … Continued