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UNC Researchers Use $3 million Grant to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

November 28, 2022

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a team of UNC researchers a five-year, $3 million grant to help develop studies to assess approaches to scalable, cost-effective screening and treatment strategies to prevent invasive cervical cancer among women living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries and in underserved communities in the United States. Co-principal investigators … Continued

I AM IGHID: Weiming Tang, PhD

November 20, 2022

Weiming Tang, PhD, promotes social innovations in health, using crowdsourcing that inspires the creation of equitable and effective health services, as well as pay-it-forward approaches that show how kindness can be contagious in healthcare. As co-director of Project China, Weiming has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications. And when it comes to success, he says “patience” … Continued

Scholars Present During the First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium

November 20, 2022

The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place November 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and the Gillings School of Global Public Health (GSGPH). The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, featuring MD/PhD students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. A … Continued

UNC Launches Largest COVID-19 Observational Study of its Kind in North Carolina

November 8, 2022

This study led by the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, will enroll 7,500 COVID-positive individuals to answer some of the biggest questions about COVID-19. Investigators explain the study in this video. Over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and researchers still are looking to answer some of most COVID-19 burning questions such … Continued

Could Science Be Synonymous With Courage? The News This Week Is Timely

October 28, 2022

As Fischer and Wohl Fight Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Selects UNC to be a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC). Read press announcement. Many courageous infectious disease specialists and other clinicians have not shied away from caring for those … Continued

#IAMIGHID: Spotlighting the Institute’s Grant Administration Team

October 27, 2022

If the Institute is the engine that drives global health research at UNC, the Grant Administration team might just be the drivetrain, bringing all the structural components that deliver energy and create momentum. This is a spotlight on a team of rock stars who feel pride in their mission, who say the best part of … Continued

IDWeek 2022 Featuring UNC Faculty Researchers

October 20, 2022

Following is a list of presentations and posters by UNC faculty researchers during IDWeek 2022. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19-23 in Washington D.C. Presentations Posters

UNC Program in Nicaragua–Where Learning is Reciprocal

October 20, 2022

A two-hour flight from Miami to Nicaragua takes UNC students to the closest of all IGHID country sites, a land of lakes and volcanoes, scenic coastlines and highlands. Minutes from central León, UNC Program in Nicaragua operates through the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua León (UNAN-León) and its Center for Infectious Disease Research. Here, UNC … Continued

Save the Date: UNC Global Health Scholars Symposium Scheduled For Nov 11

October 19, 2022

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School of Global Public Health will collaborate to showcase scholars at the 1st Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium on Friday, Nov 11 from 8:30-11 am. This hybrid event will begin in Bioinformatics Room 1131 (Zoom links are noted in the schedule below).  The Institute for … Continued

Wrapping Up IGHIDFest! During UNC Research Week

October 19, 2022

A big thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of IGHIDFest! during UNC Research Week. This was the first year that the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) participated in the week long celebration of Carolina’s research and education enterprise. Our follow-up survey confirms what a recent study suggests. Interest in global health research … Continued

Global Health Scholars Share Summer Experiences

September 29, 2022

Research capacity building is intrinsic to the work of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID), nurturing emerging scientists through education and training. For UNC medical students and resident physicians interested in global health, the Office of Global Health Education (OGHE) develops programmatic structure, support, and engagement in global medical education, led by … Continued

I AM IGHID: Sandy Barnhart

September 28, 2022

IGHID is the engine that drives UNC’s global health research, in a culture that both inspires and unites people who are working to solve global health problems. Sandy Barnhart is known for her multiple skills and contributions to grant management, and she’s passionate about IGHID’s purpose. 1) What do you do as financial coordinator for IGHID’s Clinical … Continued

Don’t miss IGHID Fest! Pathways to Global Health Research

September 26, 2022

IGHID is the research engine that drives UNC’s global health work, attracting investigators and collaborators who work together on four continents, in a reciprocal exchange of education and practice. We invite you to learn more about our organization during UNC Research Week.  IGHID Fest! will take place October 11-13. Please note registration is required. What … Continued

Wohl, Fischer Study Long Ebola Symptoms Which May Help Explain Long COVID.

September 21, 2022

Survivors of the Ebola outbreak in 2014 report a wide range of lingering symptoms that include fatigue and muscle pain, as well as neurological issues. But not much has been known about the persistence and severity of the symptoms over time. Investigators from the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, David Wohl, MD, professor … Continued

Wahl Receives $3.2 Million to Study the Neurological Consequences of HIV Infection

September 7, 2022

Angela Wahl, PhD, a member of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID), the International Center for the Advancement for Translational Science, and assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases has received a $3.2 million R01 award to study the role of microglia in HIV latency and persistence in the brain. Over … Continued

Bringing Global to North Carolina

August 29, 2022

In a hospital, ambulance or a remote village in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers are focused on improving pregnancy outcomes with access to high-quality obstetric ultrasound, when and where it’s needed. Each year some 300,000 women and 3 million babies worldwide die during childbirth or shortly thereafter, according to the World Health Organization, which recommends ultrasound for all pregnancies … Continued