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Claire Karasek Joins Institute As ID Fellowship Coordinator

March 25, 2024

Claire Karasek, MHA, will serve as the ID Fellowship coordinator this summer, assisting in the preparation of training grant renewals managed by the Institute’s Fellowship and Training Programs Office. Claire completed her undergraduate B.S. degree in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009. After graduation, she performed prenatal genetic testing and was a Research Assistant in the … Read more

IAMIGHID: The Fellowship and Training Administrative Team

February 27, 2024

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases’s Office of Global Health Fellowships and Training is led by Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, Kristin Reed, MPH, Marla Allen, MPH, and Dzidzai Muyengwa, MPH. This mighty team of four onboards >65 active trainees per academic year and follows 350+ trainees for evaluation and program renewal purposes. Although … Read more

Understanding Giardia Lamblia in Children from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

January 15, 2024

A report published by Lester Gutiérrez, a PhD candidate and IGHID Fellow, provides a new assessment of Giardia lamblia and the pathogenesis of stunting and cognitive growth in children from low- and middle-income countries, published with mentor Luther Bartelt, MD. Giardia is most common during childhood, mainly in low-and-middle income countries. Symptoms can include acute or chronic … Read more

ID Fellowship Program Matches All Spots

December 21, 2023

The National Resident Matching Program released results for the 2023 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 29. More than 7,000 applicants matched to advanced training positions. After a successful match, four fellows will join the ID Fellowship Program in July 2024. The Division of Infectious Diseases and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases … Read more

2023 Year in Review: The Office of Fellowships and Training Programs

November 29, 2023

Nurturing future global health leaders is crucial to building resilient and sustainable health systems. The Office of Fellowship and Training Programs provides robust clinical and non-clinical experiences for professional and personal growth, led by Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, the Institute’s Associate Director of Fellowship Programs. “Mentorship and training are pivotal parts of UNC’s global health vision. … Read more

Dzidzai Muyengwa Will Manage UJMT LAUNCH Fellowships

August 21, 2023

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, director of fellowship programs for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), announces Dzidzai Muyengwa, MPH, will serve as the new program manager of UJMT LAUNCH, Fogarty International Center’s flagship training program, funded by the National Institutes of Health. “We are delighted to welcome Dzidzai. She brings a wealth … Read more

Kristin Reed Will Lead Office of Fellowships and Training Programs at the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

May 13, 2023

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, director of fellowship programs for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), announces Kristin Reed has been appointed lead program manager for IGHID’s fellowships and training office, which includes the flagship UJMT Fogarty Global Consortium. “Over the past four years, Kristin has been an important part of IGHID, overseeing … Read more

‘Global Health’ at Home: ID Fellow Eli Arant Works With David Rosen to Study HIV Care For the Criminally Charged

April 27, 2023

Research capacity building is intrinsic to the work of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID), nurturing trainees here and around the world. Eli Arant, MD, a third-year infectious diseases fellow in the T-32 training program, represents this training at its best, moving the literature forward in an area with limited research. UNC … Read more

Save the Date: Info Session for Mental Health Research Fellowships–in the “Warm Heart of Africa”

March 8, 2023

The Malawian Program for Mental Health Research Training (WARMHEART) is accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Malawi, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center. Administered by the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, interested applicants are invited to attend an information session on March 24, from 4-5 … Read more

Project Led By Victor Arahirwa Wins Harold C. Pillsbury, MD Student Research Award for Excellent Poster Presentation

December 15, 2022

A student research team led by Victor Arahirwa, a 2024 MD Candidate, received the Harold C. Pillsbury, MD Student Research Award for Excellent Poster Presentation (Clinical Science) during the recent John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society’s Annual Student Research Day. From 2004 to 2016, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reported nearly 500,000 … Read more

CDC renews five-year funding for vector-borne disease threats

July 25, 2022

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the five-year funding renewal of the Southeastern Center for Vector-Borne Diseases (SECVBD), an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes UNC’s Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a member of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and assistant professor in infectious diseases and epidemiology, and … 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

Sciaudone awarded BWF-ASTMH postdoctoral fellowship to continue diagnostics research in Peru

October 22, 2021

Michael Sciaudone, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at UNC, has won a 2021 postdoctoral fellowship in tropical infectious diseases from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund-American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH). Three of the coveted fellowships are awarded nationally each year, funding research focused on low and low-middle income countries. Sciaudone will use the two-year … Read more

NIH grant expands capacity to train emerging cancer researchers in Malawi

September 28, 2021

  A five-year training grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute expands the capacity of UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to train the next generation of cancer researchers in Malawi, Africa. The Malawi Cancer Outcomes Research Program, or M-CORP, includes funding for advanced degree … Read more

Five UNC resident physicians and fellows named Global Health Scholars

May 27, 2021

  The Office of Global Health Education has selected its 2021-2023 cohort of Global Health Scholars. The competitive two-year program supports the career and leadership development of UNC fellows and resident physicians who have a strong interest in global health. The scholars’ selection includes $8,000 to support research proposals. Supporting the scholars as second advisors … Read more

Immunocompromised Host ID Fellows land faculty positions

May 9, 2021

The first two graduates of UNC’s Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease Fellowship program have successfully landed faculty positions. Tyler Lambing, MD, the 2019-2020 fellow, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor. Daphne-Dominique Henson Villanueva, MD, the 2020-2021fellow, begins her post as an assistant professor at the West Virginia University in July 2021. The … Read more