Global News

Expert panel to discuss energy usage, global climate change

January 06, 2006 A panel of four experts representing academia and industry will explore the connections between energy use and global climate change in a free panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 23.The “Discussion on Energy and Global Climate Change” is part of the Carolina Environmental Program’s 2005-2006… Read more »

HBHE Professor Allan Steckler Receives UCIS Distinguished Service Award

December 09, 2005 Allan Steckler, a longtime HBHE professor who is well known for mentoring generations of international students, was recognized this fall with the 2005 Distinguished Service Award from the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Specifically, he was cited for his “exemplary work” on behalf of the Undergraduate Health Fellowship, the Fulbright Student… Read more »

Study uncovers evidence placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus

November 23, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from pregnant women to their infants sometime during childbirth is a huge international problem, studies have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infected themselves. That’s a half million newborn worldwide every year… Read more »

2006 Symposium – Safe Drinking Water: Where Science Meets Policy – Agenda

November 17, 2005 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting a symposium at the Friday Center on March 16 and 17, 2006 entitled “Safe Drinking Water: Where Science Meets Policy.” There are four themes for the symposium: water and human health in developing countries and disadvantaged communities, emerging chemical and microbial… Read more »

Carolina for Kibera named “Hero for Global Health”

October 25, 2005 Carolina for Kibera (CFK), an organization started by students at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named one of nine “heroes of global health” by Time Magazine. CFK provides support for youths in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in Africa.The “heroes of global health” award was presented to Kim Chapman, a UNC-CH public health… Read more »

Cohen receives society’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in research

October 18, 2005 Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC’s School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of… Read more »

Office of Global Health receives NIH grant to expand global health curriculum, research

October 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — The Office of Global Health within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health recently received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand global health curriculum and research opportunities campuswide and engage faculty and students in an interdisciplinary study of… Read more »

Faculty at the SPH win new global health grants

May 04, 2005 Several faculty at the School of Public Health have won funding to support new global health research initiatives. Dr. Frieda Behets, Research Associate Professor in Epidemiology, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center for her work, “Strengthening Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health.” This will be used to… Read more »

International Health Researcher Joins HBHE Faculty

May 04, 2005 After a lengthy search, Suzanne Maman will be joining HBHE this fall as a tenure-track assistant professor. Suzanne earned her MHS (1995) and PhD (2000) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, where she is currently an assistant professor in their Department of International Health. A social and behavioral scientist,… Read more »