Research, teaching and service for health in China



UNC faculty, students, and trainees are leading collaborative research on non-communicable diseases, HIV and STIs, maternal and child health, and other global health areas.  The UNC Project is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chinese partner organizations.

UNC Project-China is directed by Joseph Tucker, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases. He can be reached at jdtucker@med.unc.edu.

UNC Project China News

  • A screenshot from the winning video depicts air pollution in China.

    Contest Asks Chinese to Define a Healthy City

    Pollution and poor urban health in China are often framed as private problems. However, the Chinese public is increasingly voicing ways to improve health. Our UNC Project-China team launched a crowdsourcing contest to tap into these proposed solutions.

  • While at UNC, the Chinese delegation met with Drs. Welsey Burks, first row second from left, and Myron Cohen, first row second from right.

    Chinese delegation visits UNC and NIH

    While at UNC, the Chinese delegation met with Drs. Welsey Burks, first row second from left, and Myron Cohen, first row second from right. The delegation then traveled to the Fogarty International Center and met with Dr. Ken Bridbord, fifth from left. A six-member delegation from China paid a visit to the University of North … Continued

  • From L to R: Shinaya Wong (Executive Assistant to Chairman Wang), Dr. Kumi Smith (UNC postdoctoral fellow), Weiming Tang (UNC Assistant Professor), Fazheng Group Chairman Guangfa Wang, Cohen, Fazheng Group Chief Executive Officer Jun Pan, Joseph D. Tucker

    Blog: Learning the Rules of Emerging Infections

    In this blog post, UNC Project-China Director Dr. Joseph Tucker and colleagues recount UNC Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Myron Cohen’s visit to the region in October 2016 during which he presented in three cities and was the keynote speaker of China’s National Conference on HIV/AIDS.

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