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NIAID recognizes HPTN’s groundbreaking work in covid prevention tools

June 9, 2022

The 2022 HPTN Annual Meeting took place June 5-8 in Washington, D.C., bringing hundreds of worldwide researchers, collaborators, community representatives, and government health officials together to share updates and accomplishments and re-engage with each other as a community. HPTN Principal Investigators Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases … Read more

Baric led center receives $65 million grant

June 8, 2022

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health a $65 million grant establishing an Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Center to develop oral antivirals that can combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19. The center builds upon and is … Read more

Effect of intimate partner violence on oral PrEP adherence among adolescent girls and young women

June 7, 2022

Intimate partner violence events may either impede or motivate PrEP adherence among African adolescent girls and young women, with age appearing to be an important consideration for IPV-related adherence interventions, according to IGHID researchers Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, professor of infectious diseases and principal investigator for the UNC Behavioral and Technology Lab, and Audrey Pettifor, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more