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Researchers receive up to $10.7 million to study chlamydia vaccine

May 30, 2019

  Chlamydia is the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. There is no vaccine to prevent infection. However, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with colleagues at other sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia, will receive up to $10.7 million over five years from … Continued

Team lands $14M to improve pregnancy outcomes

May 15, 2019

A team led by Jeff Stringer, MD, associate director of research for the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, has received $14 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct two studies aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes in the world’s poorest countries. The interdisciplinary group from departments within UNC’s  School of Medicine … Continued

Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi publish record number of journal articles

January 29, 2019

Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018, setting a record for UNC Institute for Global Health’s global sites.  Twenty-six of the manuscripts featured Malawian first authors. “Our unit celebrates every publication manuscript coming from UNC Project-Malawi, especially those featuring a Malawian first author,” says Maga Chagomerana, PhD, the project’s director … Continued

Friend’s death inspires med student to apply for research fellowships

April 24, 2017

Robert Flick is a student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has completed both the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. In this blog post, he shares how these fellowships allowed him to conduct operational research in Malawi and pay tribute to a friend and former colleague. I … Continued

Learning the rules of emerging infections

November 9, 2016

Dr. Cohen talks about the rules to fighting infections during the Lancet-CAMS health summit.   Myron Cohen, chief of UNC’s Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, visited with UNC Project-China staff and partners in October 2016, making presentations in three cities and serving as keynote speaker … Continued