Members of the UNC community will come together at a common table when they examine food studies as UNC’s 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” will build on UNC’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues. Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, will co-lead the effort.
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Kim Gaetz, PhD, who earned a doctorate in epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2014, was featured in a May 7 article in Endeavors, UNC’s research magazine. The article, by Ashita Gona, documents Dr. Gaetz’s research with 10 schools in two North Carolina districts.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university with significant expertise in HIV basic and clinical research, and GSK, a global, research-based pharmaceutical and health-care company with a legacy of success in developing treatments for HIV, announced on May 11 the establishment of a dedicated HIV Cure Center and a jointly owned new company that will focus on discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS. David Margolis, MD, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, will serve as scientific director of the HIV Cure center.
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