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  • UNC research projects funded in Vietnam, Siberia, Nicaragua (June 2008)The School of Public Health’s Office of Global Health has awarded three grants totaling $40,000 to faculty members in public health, anthropology and medicine. The three studies are:
  • Trude Bennett, Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, "Methods, Strategies and Ethics on Prenatal Genetic Screening in Vietnam"

  • Mark Sorenson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, "A proposal to examine the relationships between economic status and psychosocial stress and risk markers for metabolic syndrome in Siberia"

  • Susan Hogan, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Doug Morgan, Associate Professor, Medicine, "Collaborative Chronic Disease Initiatives in Nicaragua: Toward a Better Understanding of Digestive, Kidney and Diabetic Diseases"

  • UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health (June 2008) A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory (GIL) through the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Results of this two-year study will improve understanding of the health, environmental and economic issues associated with this growing national trend. Although the research will be done in North Carolina, it will have national and international relevance. Link to Article
  • UNC School of Public Health to help UAE assess environmental health risks (June 2008)The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world. This group will work with the Environment Agency Abu-Dhabi and its national partners, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and Water, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and Health Authority – Dubai. Link to Article
  • Bender receives Fulbright Scholar Award (May 2008)
    Deborah Bender, PhD, research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award. She will travel to China for the fall 2008 semester, teaching courses in public health policy at Sichuan University in Chengdu. Link to Article
  • Endeavors magazine now available (May 2008)
    The May 2008 issue of Endeavors magazine features new stories about research and creativity at Carolina. Dr. Philip Setel describes "verbal autopsy" as a way to correct the "scandal of invisibility" regarding death records in the developing world. Read Endeavors online.
  • UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool (May 2008) New research into the causes of cervical cancer appears to lend weight to the promise of a potential early detection method that could help prevent the disease. According to a study involving scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) could be a useful clinical marker for increased risk of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Link to Article
  • UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa (April 2008) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and training facility in the country’s capital, Lilongwe. The facility is a collaborative venture between UNC and Kamuzu Central Hospital. Link to Article
  • Conference to explore impact of poverty, environment on minority health (February 2008) The impact of poverty, culture and environment on minority health is the topic of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 29th annual Minority Health Conference, which was held Friday, Feb. 29 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. Link to Article
  • Kotch to spend semester in Edinburgh on Kenan research leave (January 2008) Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health, is spending the next six months in Edinburgh, Scotland, having received 2007-2008 competitive Kenan research leave. There, he will help implement a comprehensive injury prevention plan for Scottish children and youth. Link to Article
  • Chinese, Carolina doctors to examine health-care challenges (January 2008) Cardiac care, smoking, HIV/AIDS and health-care policies in the United States and China will be among topics of a free public forum Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link to Article
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Recent book and resource arrivals at Health Sciences Library of interest to Global Health

March 2007

  • GIDEON Database (Trial ends May 15): 2007 GIDEON is a global infectious disease database providing an evidence based, diagnostic, reference tool for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. It includes four modules: diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy and microbiology with tracking information, country reports, maps and historical time lines. Covers: 300+ diseases, 200+ countries, 1,000+ > microbial taxa and 300+ antibacterial agents and vaccines.Please go to our Evaluate new products page and give us your feedback:
  • Global issues for global citizens : an introduction to key development challenges / Vinay Bhargava, editor. Imprint Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2006. HF 1359 G562 2006
  • Emerging viral diseases of Southeast Asia / volume editor, Sunil K. Lal. Imprint Basel ; New York : Karger, c2007. WC 500 E525 2006 v.4(2007)
  • Globalization and health / edited by Ichiro Kawachi, Sarah Wamala. Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007. WA 530.1 G56283 2007
  • Trends in EU health care systems / Win de Gooijer. Imprint New York : Springer, 2007. WA 540 GA1 G658t 2007
  • The policy options for Thailand / Ana Revenga … [et al.] ; with a foreword by Sombat economics of effective AIDS treatment : evaluating Thanprasertsuk ; with contributions from Tim Brown … [et al.]. Imprint Washington, DC : World Bank, c2006. WC 503.2 E19 2006
  • Mass vaccination : global aspects – progress and obstacles / S.A. Plotkin (ed.). Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2006. WA 110 M414 2006
  • Hospice and palliative care in Africa : a review of developments and challenges / Michael Wright and David Clark ; with Jennifer Hunt and Thomas Lynch. Edition 1st ed. Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. WB 310 W952h 2006
  • Health care delivery under conflict : how prepared is West Africa? / Adedoyin Soyibo. Imprint Ibadan, Nigeria : University Press PLC, 2005. W 84 HA21 S731h 2005
  • Unemployment and health : international and interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Thomas Kieselbach … [et al.] Imprint Bowen Hills, Qld. : Australian Academic Press, c2006. W 84 HA21 S731h 2005
  • The body hunters : testing new drugs on the world’s poorest patients / Sonia Shah. Imprint New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006. QV 771 S525b 2006
  • Primary care in the twenty-first century : an international perspective / Geoff Meads ; with country profiles prepared by Michiyo Iwami ; foreword by Yvonne Carter. Imprint Oxford ; Seattle : Radcliffe, c2006. W 84.6 M482p 2006
  • Poverty, AIDS, and hunger : breaking the poverty trap in Malawi / Anne C. Conroy … [et al.] ; preface by Bono ; foreword by Stephen Lewis ; afterword by Tom Arnold. Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. WC 503.7 P879 2006
  • New and evolving infections of the 21st century / I.W. Fong, Ken Alibek (eds.). Imprint New York ; Berlin : Springer, 2006. WA 110 N532 2007
  • Global perspectives in tranfusion medicine / editors, Miguel Lozano, Marcela Contreras, Morris Blajchman. Imprint Bethesda, Md. : AABB Press, 2006. WB 356 G562 2006
  • Protecting groundwater for health : managing the quality of drinking-water sources / edited by Oliver Schmoll … [et al.]. Imprint London : IWA Pub., 2006. WA 675 P9668 2006
  • The Global Right to health. Canadian Development Report North-South Institute, 2007 WA 540.1 G5618 2006
  • Medicine at the border : disease, globalization and security, 1850 to the present / edited by Alison Bashford. Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. WA 110 M489 2006
  • Women’s lives and experiences : changes in the past ten years research findings from the Demographic and Health Surveys Program / prepared by Daniel Vadnais, Adrienne Kols and Noureddine Abderrahim. Imprint Calverton, Md. : Macro International, 2006. WA 309 V124w 2006

January 2007

  • Trading women’s health and rights? : trade liberalization and reproductive health in developing economies / edited by Caren Grown, Elissa Braunstein and Anju Malhotra. Imprint London ; New York : Zed Books, 2006. WA 550.1 T763 2006
  • Bioethics and organ transplantation in a Muslim society : a study in culture, ethnography, and religion / Farhat Moazam. Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006. WB 60 M687b 2006
  • The politics of AIDS in Africa / Amy S. Patterson. Imprint Boulder, Colo : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006. WC 503 P317p 2006
  • Endangered bodies : women, children, and health in Africa / edited by Toyin Falola and Matthew M. Heaton. Imprint Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c2006. WA 310 E56 2006
  • SARS : how a global epidemic was stopped. Imprint [Geneva, Switzerland] : World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region, c2006. WC 505 S2475 2006
  • The epidemic : (a global history of AIDS) / Jonathan Engel. Imprint New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2006. WC 11.1 E57e 2006
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care / Elene V. Metrosa, editor. Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2006. WA 300 R1212 2006
  • The health of populations : general theories and particular realities / Stephen J. Kunitz. Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
    WA 105 K96h 2007
  • Environmental change and malaria risk : global and local implications / edited by Willem Takken, Pim Martens and Robert J. Bogers. Imprint Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, c2005. WC 755 E61 2005
  • Overcoming AIDS : lessons learned from Uganda / edited by Donald E. Morisky … [et al.]. Imprint Greenwich, Conn. : IAP-Information Age Pub., c2006. WC 503.6 O96 2006
  • The political management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa : one burden too many? / Pieter Fourie ; foreword by Alan Whiteside. Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. WC 503 F775p 2006
  • Traditional and modern health systems in Nigeria / edited by Toyin Falola and Matthew M. Heaton. Imprint Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c2006.
    W 84 HN5 T763 2006
  • Beyond survival : protecting households from health shocks in Latin America / Cristian C. Baeza, Truman G. Packard. Imprint Palo Alto, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance/Stanford University Press ; Washington, DC : World Bank, c2006. WA 530 DA15 B142b 2006
  • Health care issues in the United States and Japan / edited by David A. Wise and Naohiro Yashiro. Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2006.
    W 84.1 H4344 2006
  • Colonial pathologies : American tropical medicine, race, and hygiene in the Philippines / Warwick Anderson. Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2006. WC 11 LP5 A552c 2006

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