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The Institute’s research, teaching, and service range from operating the Infectious Diseases Clinic and several state-of-the art labs on campus to providing leadership and service to community clinics in the Triangle and other regions of North Carolina.

Stories from Chapel Hill

  • two women with masks at home

    Study addresses COVID-19 infection rates for household members

    By Alyssa LaFaro As seven states now require masks and face coverings for visiting essential businesses or using public transportation, it seems like those spaces are where we are most at risk for COVID-19 infection. But, in truth, the riskiest place could be our homes — at least, if you live with someone who tests positive for the … Continued

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    She’s raising funds to feed coworkers on frontlines of Covid-19

    Kathy James was watching the evening news a week or so ago when she saw a story about people in Winston-Salem who were organizing to bring food to local hospital staff fighting Covid-19. We need to do something like that for our people, she thought. James is an administrative coordinator at UNC’s Institute for Global … Continued

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    Faculty affiliates turn focus to COVID-19 treatments, prevention research

      Researchers within UNC’s School of Medicine are working tirelessly to provide knowledge to impact the current COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics. “UNC SOM is home to many world-renowned experts on infectious disease and virology,” says Blossom Damania, Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Vice Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine. “We are very … Continued