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Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.
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Seeking a link between cancer and viruses, the Malawi Surgical Initiative is underway
By Diane Shaw
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Susan Fiscus Retires after 25 Years at UNC
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Expanded partnership between UNC Project-Malawi and Malawi College of Medicine will improve the quality of clinical training in Malawi
UNC-Project Malawi staff train Malawi College of Medicine medical students in order to approve HIV clinical care in Malawi.
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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a consortium that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists, offering a 10-month training fellowship at one of 17 sites in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.
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Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies
New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.
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UNC researchers earn prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award
UNC researchers have been awarded the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the category of Prevention and Control by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their paper titled, “Maternal or infant antiretroviral drugs to reduce HIV-1 transmission.”
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UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission
A research study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a major discovery in the effort to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi
The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.
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UNC faculty, trainees presented in record numbers at CROI 2011
The 18th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) wrapped up in Boston, Massachusetts, earlier this month, and UNC had a strong presence at this year’s conference.
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