Global Health Blogs
- Daniel Cothran, Health Behavior Alum and Former Executive
Co-Chair of the Student Global Health Committee MPH,
AIDSTAR-One Program Officer. Daniel's blog is titled: "Women Shouldn't Have to Be Sneaky to Get the Family Planning They Want!"
- Liz Morris, MSPH student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Co-President of UNC's chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Liz's blog is titled:
: Touring the world, one toilet at a time."
- Amanda Puckett, MPH student in Maternal and Child Health is doing a practicum in Kenya this summer (2010), working with IntraHealth International. Link to blog.
- Tom Ricketts, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, writes "SanteCarolina" to connect the UNC and French schools of public health. Link to blog.
- Stuart Rennie, project manager for the Global Bioethics Program and research assistant professor of bioethics at UNC is writing a blog. Link to blog.
- Naman Shah, an MD/PhD student in public health and medicine at UNC writes a blog dedicated to malaria news and discussion. Link to blog.
- Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC blogs about global health issues and activities on campus. Link to blog.
- AGRADU Summer Internship blog -- a group of UNC
undergraduate students are involved with Advocates for Grassroots
Development in Uganda and write about their
experiences. Link to blog.
- The SPH online course Principles and Practices of Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology maintains a blog, "My Favorite Diseases." Link to blog.
- UNC public health Dean Rimer has a blog, "Monday Morning", some of which is about global health. Link to blog.
- UNC SOM Dean Roper's blog, "Roper on Health", covers some global health topics, including his experiences with projects in Malawi and Nicaragua. Link to blog.
- Gilbert Mulamba, producer of "Street Children of Kinshasa", a film shown as part of the OGH seminar series, maintains a website and blog. Link to blog.
- Aimee McHale, an MPH student in Health Policy and Management, blogged about her 2008 summer in Geneva, Switzerland working at the World Health Organization. Link to blog.
UNC's Program in Medical Anthropology trains graduate students, undergraduate students, and public health professionals in the biological, cultural, and political-economic dimensions of health, illness, and healing historically and at present. Research includes attention to the body as a site of symbols and evolutionary processes, suffering and healing as interpretive processes, and the multiple facets of affliction at individual and collective levels.
purpose of UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities
(OIA) is to support, promote, publicize, and coordinate activities,
accomplishments, and opportunities in global health and international
medical education of the School's medical students, house
staff/residents and faculty.
UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases is a
pan-university Institute that was created to unify and bolster global
health research, teaching, and service across UNC-Chapel Hill.
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its leadership in global research, teaching and service. Explore the UNC Global experience across campus and across the world.
The library provides information and
services to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate
students seeking funding for research,
collaborative projects, fellowships and other scholarly activities.
Center for Global Initiatives
direction of the Associate Provost for International Affairs, the Center for Global Initiatives is a
catalyst for the innovative work of faculty and students. The
Center offers an array of competitive funding opportunities including
the Fulbright Program, Curriculum Development, International
Internships, Conference Participation, Undergraduate Research, and
Pre-Dissertation Travel. It generates flows of ideas through research projects such as the annual Navigating the Global American South conference and the book Going to Carolina del Norte: Narrating Mexican Migrant Experiences,
through programs such as the Rotary Peace Center and K-12 Outreach, and
through online resources highlighting faculty expertise and student
internship experiences. The Center for Global Initiatives is currently focusing particular attention on four themes: 1) Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2) Global Health, 3) Migration, Citizenship and Identity, and 4) the Globalization of the American South.
International and Area Studies Centers
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill houses seven
International and Area Studies Centers. Each center is dedicated to a
specific region of the world, with the exception of the Center for
Global Initiatives (CGI), which has a broader international focus. The
centers provide services and resources for teaching modern foreign
language; research and training in area and international studies;
instruction and research related to global issues and world affairs. By
pooling their resources, they are able to develop programs that will
provide a deeper understanding of the world and of the importance of
international education. We place special emphasis on offering
resources to educators in North Carolina.
In collaboration with WXYC 89.3 FM, UNC's student-run radio station,
the Area Studies Centers have launched a new monthly radio program. The
program focuses on a particular world region each month, integrating
both music from this part of the world and relevant expertise of guests
scholars from UNC Chapel Hill. Each broadcast is a live "lesson"
interspersing music with dialogue. Archives of past programs are available for listening.
Strengthening Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health
Based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the
overall aim of the project is to enhance bioethics education, research
and capacity for ethical review of health-related research in the
Democratic Republic of Congo and Francophone Africa. The project is financially supported by the
Fogarty International Center of the NIH, and collaborating partners
are the University of Louvain ( Belgium) and the Kinshasa School of
Public Health (Democratic Republic of Congo).
UNC Institute for the Environment
Today, there are programs throughout the campus,
covering literally every aspect of environmental study. The UNC
Institute for the Environment helps these individual departments and
centers join together in interdisciplinary research, education and
engagement, and creates new areas of study in response to some of our
most pressing environmental challenges.
UNC Center for Galapagos Studies
To address the challenges facing the Galapagos Islands, a collaborative partnership has been created between the UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito,
Ecuador. The partnership is designed to foster research, education, and
outreach programs in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, but whose vision
extends to the mainland, region, and world.
Center for Infectious Diseases
Investigators in the Research Triangle have a long tradition of leading
clinical, public health, and research efforts in infectious disease. In
recognition of these accomplishments, the Board of Governors of the University
of North Carolina have established the Center for HIV/STDs and Infectious
Disease at the Chapel Hill Campus (The Center For Infectious Diseases). This
Center is designed to develop the ongoing clinical, educational, and research.
UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
The purpose of the UNC CFAR is to provide
infrastructure to support investigation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
using clinical research, behavioral research, research into HIV
biology and pathogenesis at the molecular level, and educational
outreach. The UNC CFAR is a consortium of three complementary
institutions: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Institute, and Family Health International
Carolina Population Center
The Carolina Population Center is a community of scholars and
professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods
that advance understanding of population issues. Based at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center
extends its resources to path-breaking work across the US and in more
than 50 other countries and makes its findings available to a global
audience. A nationally recognized training program educates the next
generation of population scholars.
NC Center for Public Health Preparedness
The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness is a program
of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, the service and outreach
arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The overall mission of NCCPHP is to improve the capacity of the public
health workforce to prepare for and respond to terrorism and other emerging
public health threats. NCCPHP is part of a national network of Centers for Public Health Preparedness
funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Several new projects undertaken in the last year involve providing
face-to-face training in public health surveillance, response to
infectious disease outbreaks, field epidemiology, and response to avian
flu in Thailand, Guatemala and Fiji.
Global Health Programs at Other Schools
Johns Hopkins University
University of Michigan School of Public Health
University of Washington
Yale School of Public Health