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UNC: Where global health and local health intersect
Winter 2017

GLOBAL HEALTH HAPPENINGS

CLINICAL CARE

This Is Your World on Drugs

Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel Hill to places like Afghanistan, Brazil and India. Read more >>

RESPECTED RESEARCH

Health Effects of the 2016 Election

Like all elections, the 2016 US election ushered in a time of change and uncertainty. What will the Trump administration mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act, for national stress levels and their associated health risks, and for global health? We are only beginning to find out, and researchers across departments at UNC are working to better answer these questions. Read more >>

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

UNC Hosts Zambian Researchers to Transform Data into Health Recommendations

For more than a year, MEASURE Evaluation has been working with 14 Zambian health professionals to turn health data into meaningful medical recommendations. Four of the participants share how the training is empowering them to improve education and healthcare delivery in Zambia. Read more >>

TAR HEEL READER CELEBRATES 10 MILLION BOOKS READ ON INNOVATIVE AND WORDLWIDE PLATFORM

Tar Heel Reader, a joint project between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Allied Health Sciences, celebrated 10 million books accessed on January 31, 2017. The platform invites people from around the world to write and publish free, easy-to-read books. Discover how the project is improving literacy for beginning readers, people with disabilities and those learning a new language.

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