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Boyce awarded Doris Duke funding for malaria study in Uganda

August 17, 2021

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award for his research proposal entitled, “Getting malaria off the back of women and children in western Uganda,” which aims at reducing the incidence of malaria among infants and young children in rural Uganda. Boyce, an assistant professor in … Continued

Three Institute faculty elected IDSA Fellows

December 7, 2020

The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, has elected the Institute’s Joseph Eron, MD; Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH; and Christopher Hurt, MD, to its latest cohort of Fellows of IDSA. As the highest honor in the field of infectious diseases, IDSA fellowships recognize those who have achieved professional excellence … Continued

Enterovirus D68 induced acute flaccid myelitis: What an old foe can teach us about an emerging infectious cause of paralysis

November 20, 2020

Matthew R. Vogt is an assistant professor in pediatrics (infectious diseases) and microbiology & immunology at UNC. He earned his degrees at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His thesis work in the laboratory of Michael Diamond, MD, PhD focused on the study of antibody modification of West Nile virus infection. He completed a … Continued

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