Sanofi Scholars Program




Sanofi Global Nutrition Scholars–a partnership


The Sanofi Global Nutrition Scholars program represents a unique and visionary partnership between academia and industry.

In addition, the program has provided a springboard for wider strategic engagement between Sanofi and the Gillings School of Public Health. We are finding many common interests, specifically in diabetes and in methods for patient engagement.  Discussions are underway to further explore next steps in the emerging strategic exchange between UNC, Sanofi, and major world economies such as China. 

The program currently supports four gifted students.


Lindsay Jaacks conducts Diabetes research in China


  Lindsay Jaacks

Protocol and supporting documents for 3C diabetes study Peking U. IRB using study consent documents and scripts as a model   for  Chinese researchers

Training and experience – Lindsay led a 2-day training for Peking staff on dietary intake methods, ethical guidelines, confidentiality, data collection procedures, quality control




Bo “Bonnie” Qin (pictured below, right) recently defended her 
PHD dissertation entitled, “Diet Vascular Risk Factors, and Cognitive Decline in Chinese Older Adults.”


bonnie and yuanyuan Qin

Bonnie Qin and Yuanyuan Qin, Nutrition Sanofi Scholars


 Victor Zhong

Completed Sanofi internship, summer 2013
Working with Juhaeri Juhaeri

Developed protocol for evaluation of GLP-1 agonists in relation to pancreatic diseases
Inspired to consider work in industry as a career path