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Global health partnerships identify humanitarian solutions for victims of armed conflicts

September 22, 2018
Drs. Dilshad Jaff and Aunchalee Palmquist are working with global collaborators to improve health services delivery to displaced Yazidi families in Iraq.

Student startup to combat global warming with seaweed

September 13, 2018
UNC undergraduates Lucy Best, Emily Kian and Eliza Harrison (an ESE student) make up team Phyta, a seaweed cultivation initiative hoping to win the prestigious Hult Prize.

Leatherman contributes to National Academy of Sciences report on health care around the globe

September 12, 2018
Sheila Leatherman, professor of health policy and management, served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study committee whose recent report identified possible pathways for widespread improvement to global quality of health care issues. In low- and middle-income countries, between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths occur each year from poor quality of care.

UNC Gillings alumna named CEO of EngenderHealth

September 12, 2018
Gillings School alumna Traci L. Baird (MPH, 1995, health behavior) has been named president and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization. She will step into the role Oct. 1.

Providing social support to tuberculosis patients can lower rate of treatment default

August 31, 2018
A new Gillings School study has found that combining social services with tuberculosis (TB) treatments in Ukraine lowers the rate of treatment default, which improves patient outcomes and could help stymie the rates of multidrug resistance to the disease. Photo by Rogiro.

Gillings leader helps write ASPPH global health criteria

August 23, 2018
Dr. Peggy Bentley of the Gillings School co-chaired the ASPPH committee responsible for the newly released global health competencies for Master of Public Health degrees.

New study finds fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in the developing world

August 12, 2018
A new study by Drs. Sachiko Ozawa and James Herrington, and colleagues, found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 13 percent of the essential medicines that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population fall in this category. Map design by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Gillings School researcher addresses incentive disparities in HIV research

August 8, 2018
Dr. Karine Dubé shares new research into the ethics of incentives. She and her co-authors advocate for additional guidance on payments in clinical research and promote the idea of creating a database of payment practices specific to HIV research.

Curtis co-authored award-winning report about programs integrating HIV, TB care in Ukraine

July 28, 2018
Dr. Sian Curtis is co-author of a MEASURE Evaluation report about programs integrating HIV and tuberculosis care in Ukraine. An abstract of the report won a top prize at the International AIDS Society annual conference in Amsterdam.

Researchers conduct most diverse genetic study of female reproductive milestones to date

July 25, 2018
A new study is the first to examine multiple genes that influence the age at which a woman starts her period and experiences menopause among a large sample of United States women of diverse ancestries. The findings highlight the benefits of including diverse populations in studies of the genetics of female growth and development.