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Dr. Ralph Baric

Dr. Ralph Baric

Dr. Lisa Lindesmith

Dr. Lisa Lindesmith

Norovirus vaccine may be on horizon, study finds

Worldwide, noroviruses cause one in five cases of viral gastroenteritis and an estimated annual 300 million cases of norovirus infection contribute to roughly 260,000 deaths, mostly in low-income countries. However, a new weapon in the battle against noroviruses may be on the horizon, according to a study from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Takeda Inc., a vaccine manufacturer.

The study was led by Lisa Lindesmith, PhD, research specialist, and Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, both in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.


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Dr. Carolyn Halpern

Dr. Carolyn Halpern

Rimer announces intent to appoint Halpern as chair of maternal and child health
Dean Barbara K. Rimer has announced her intention to appoint Carolyn T. Halpern, PhD, professor and interim chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, as the department’s first female permanent chair. The decision is pending approval of the UNC board of trustees.


Dean Laurent Chambaud (left), of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP), the French national school of public health, and Dean Barbara K. Rimer, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, review a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote continued collaboration between their schools.

Dean Laurent Chambaud, of the EHESP, and Dean Barbara K. Rimer, of the Gillings School

Gillings School faculty members formalize partnership with French national public health school
A delegation from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP), the French national school of public health, visited UNC Gillings on March 20 to recognize and solidify a longstanding collaboration between the two schools.


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2015 inductees include (t-b, l-r) Helena Archer, Jennifer Wajahn, Debanjali Kundu, Larry Han and Spencer Budd

Five from Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Five students from the Gillings School have been inducted as new members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.


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