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Dr. Barbara K. Rimer

Dr. Barbara K. Rimer

Rimer nominated to chair President’s Cancer Panel

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by President Barack Obama to chair the President’s Cancer Panel.


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Dr. Myron Cohen (Photo courtesy of newsobserver.com)

Dr. Myron Cohen (Photo courtesy of newsobserver.com)

Early HIV treatment provides protection for uninfected partner, study finds

Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners. The discovery was made by investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the HIV Prevention Trials Network. Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, was principal investigator for the study.


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Dr. Audrey Pettifor

Cash transfers conditional on schooling do not prevent HIV infection among young women in South Africa

A phase III trial has found that conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV infection among young women of high school age in South Africa. The new finding is from HIV Prevention Trials Network Study 068, the first individually randomized study of young women conditioned on school attendance with an HIV incidence endpoint. Audrey Pettifor, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was principal investigator and study protocol chair.


Kristin Black

Kristin Black

Doctoral candidate Black awarded University Cancer Research Fund grant

Kristin Black, doctoral candidate in maternal and child health at the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the University Cancer Research Fund.


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