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UNC: Where global health and local health intersect
Summer 2016

GLOBAL HEALTH HAPPENINGS

CLINICAL CARE

Podcast: Bringing Breast Exams to Malawian Women

Breast cancer was not a death sentence for Malawi native Maggie Zgambo. She survived cancer despite financial and other obstacles. She believes God spared her for a reason: to spread awareness about breast cancer. She was one of four women to take part in the first breast cancer screening pilot study in Malawi launched by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and physicians. Read more >>

RESPECTED RESEARCH

Video: 2BeatHIV Takes HIV Cure Research from the Medical Clinic to Main Street

While researchers have been studying HIV for more than 30 years, the public still harbors startling misconceptions about the virus. Dr. Allison Mathews has made it her mission to engage the community in cure research. In less than a year, she has reached more than 200,000 people and partnered with 25 community organizations. She's starting with Durham, but her work has a global goal. Read more >>

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Intersection of Health and Business: Global Project Takes Student to Zambia

Jane Chaffee calls the opportunity to work in Africa this May the most important contribution she's made in her academic career. The dual MBA-MSPH student consulted on the expansion of the women's department at a hospital in Zambia. Learn more about the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's Global Business Projects. Read more >>

OUR TOP TALENTS TACKLE TOP CAUSES OF DEATH

UNC has loads of experts seeking new preventions and cures for some of the world's deadliest phenomena, from heart disease to road injury. Click here to find out how many of our faculty are focused on each top cause of death.

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