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Health and Medicine

Nilu Goonetilleke

Changing the trajectory of HIV

Carolina immunologist Nilu Goonetilleke received a $5.6 million grant from the NIH to study therapeutics that may strengthen the immune system's response to HIV. The ultimate goal is to identify optimal strategies to find a cure for people living with HIV.

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  • Nilu Goonetilleke

    Changing the trajectory of HIV

    Carolina immunologist Nilu Goonetilleke received a $5.6 million grant from the NIH to study therapeutics that may strengthen the immune system's response to HIV. The ultimate goal is to identify optimal strategies to find a cure for people living with HIV.

  • A hand holds a needle and vile.

    Future pharmacists at the ready

    The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, along with school alumni in the field, are taking steps now to prepare for the possibility of vaccinating the general public.

  • School of Medicine's MacNider Hall.

    Novant Health, UNC Health, UNC School of Medicine announce agreement to partner across North Carolina

    This partnership will expand the recently approved relationship between these two organizations in New Hanover County to include Mecklenburg, Forsyth and other counties, with an additional focus to find innovative solutions to enhance care in rural areas.

  • Cindy Gay poses for a photo outside.

    Testing a vaccine

    The medical director of the HIV Cure Center is leading a clinical research team in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases to conduct a large phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • A person holds a post-it note with 2020 and a sad face drawn on it.

    It’s not just you

    Everybody is struggling this year. But seeking peer support and actively practicing hope can help see you through, say these Carolina experts.

  • Adam Fisk and Xavier Robbins in a medical office.

    UNC Health, U.S. Army establish trauma training partnership

    The goal is to help military surgeons and other care providers better prepare to treat traumatic injuries, such as gunshot wounds, burns and more, and ultimately save lives.