UNC-Chapel Hill has a long history of collaborative health research, service, and training in China. One of the most well-known sexually transmitted infections researchers in China, George Hatem (Ma Haide), attended UNC before emigrating to China. Dr. Hatem worked alongside Chinese public health leaders to virtually eliminate STIs, winning a Lasker Award in 1986 for his contribution to public health. The rich tradition of UNC involvement in major public health research, service, and training continues through to today.
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 mission of UNC Project-China is to work collaboratively through research, teaching, and service to improve the health of China and promote the University's presence in China. UNC Project-China is directed by Joseph Tucker, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases. Email Dr. Tucker.