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Dr. Anna Leone, MD, “Alignment of PrEP Use and HIV Exposure Risk Among pregnant and Lactating Women in Malawi” Monday, May 20, 2024, 12-1 pm, Roper 4302

May 3, 2024

Anna Leone is a resident in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2021. Her research while in medical school focused on barriers to contraceptive access, and the use of ketamine as a sole anesthetic agent in resource-limited settings. As a global health scholar, … Read more

Dr. Nadia Hoekstra, MD, Aspiration Risk in Children with Pneumonia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Monday, April 22, 2024, Roper Hall 4302

April 8, 2024

Dr. Nadia Hoekstra is a pediatric pulmonary fellow. Nadia grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina but spent much of her childhood in Trinidad and Tobago where her mother’s family lives. Nadia attended Boston College where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Hispanic Studies. Following her undergraduate studies Nadia … Read more

Applications for the 2024-2025 Global Health Scholars Program Are Now Open

March 20, 2024

OGHE is now accepting applications for a ONE-YEAR Global Health Scholars Program for Medical Residents/Trainees/Fellows for 2024-2025. The application deadline is April 8 (now extended to April 15) with LORs due by April 15. Information on the Program, Requirements, Funding and a link to the application can be found on the Global Health Scholars Program … Read more

Dr. Heather Frank, MD, Explorations of Reproductive Health and Palliative Care in Bolivia – Monday, March 25, 2024, Roper Hall 4302

March 14, 2024

Dr. Heather Frank is a PGY-4 resident in the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cellular Neuroscience from Colgate University and spent two years as a Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Frank went on to earn her MD from Duke University School of … Read more

February Global Health Forum Highlights Graduates of Scholarly Concentration Program, Monday, Feb 26, 12-1 pm, Roper 4302 and on Zoom

February 22, 2024

The February 2024 OGHE Global Health Forum will be highlighting all the 2024 graduating MD students enrolled in the Scholarly Concentration Program in Global Health. Come hear from the presenters what global health topics they explored during their medical school education on Monday, February 26 from 12-1 pm in Roper Hall (Room 4302) and online … Read more

Dr. Jessica Lin, MD, MCSR Studying Malaria Transmission & Elimination in Sub-Saharan Africa – Monday, January 22, 2024, Roper Hall 4302

January 16, 2024

Dr. Jessica Lin is an NIH-funded physician-scientist and principal investigator in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab (IDEEL) at UNC. Her research lies at the interface of clinical and molecular studies on malaria. Earlier in her career, she studied multi-drug resistant malaria and relapses due to vivax malaria in Southeast Asia. Her current projects … Read more

OGHE names five new resident and fellow Global Health Scholars

May 28, 2021

May, 2021 UNC’s Office of Global Health Education (OGHE) selected its 2021-2023 cohort of Global Health Scholars. The competitive two-year program supports the career and leadership development of UNC fellows and resident physicians who have a strong interest in global health. The scholars’ selection includes $8,000 to support research proposals. Supporting the scholars as second … Read more