MD Magazine Grows Strategic Alliance Partnership with University of North Carolina’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases

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The collaboration will benefit MD Magazine readers and SAP partner page visitors by providing them with rich, infectious disease content such as research developments, video interviews, articles, and more from UNC’s IGHID.

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MD Magazine®, the leading online and print source of physician news, conference coverage and peer-to-peer discussion, today announced that it has expanded its Strategic Alliance Partners (SAP) program with the addition of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID).

The collaboration will benefit MD Magazine readers and SAP partner page visitors by providing them with rich, infectious disease content such as research developments, video interviews, articles, and more from UNC’s IGHID. The mission of IGHID is to harness the full resources of UNC-Chapel Hill and its partners to solve global health problems, reduce the burden of disease, and cultivate the next generation of global health leaders.

“IGHID is a leader in HIV research and Institute investigators are presently researching emerging infections such as Ebola and the Zika virus,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., which publishes MD Magazine. “Together, we’ll provide MD Magazine readers and website visitors with news and insight from the forefront of IGHID‘s infectious disease research and advancements so physicians can gather additional vision into offering superior patient care.”

IGHID Director Dr. Myron Cohen added, “Our clinicians and researchers at UNC are leaders in the field, investigating and treating infectious diseases old (HIV) and new (Zika). These diseases intersect with other specialties like cardiology and OB/GYN. Our partnership with MD Magazine will introduce our faculty’s work to a broader audience.”

MD Magazine created the SAP program to share scientific and medical innovations in an open exchange of information among trusted peers. With a goal of better patient care for physicians, the program focuses on topics ranging from treatment decisions to best practices relative to practice management strategies to much more.

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MD Magazine is a comprehensive clinical news and information portal that provides physicians and other health care professionals with up-to-date specialty- and disease-specific resources designed to help them provide better care to patients. Readers have access to breaking news, video interviews with physician experts, in-depth conference coverage, finance and practice management updates, insight and analysis from physician contributors and other multimedia resources. MD Magazine is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medial media.

About University of North Carolina’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
The mission of UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases is to harness the full resources of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its partners to solve global health problems, reduce the burden of disease, and cultivate the next generation of global health leaders. The Institute is a leader in HIV research, earning the journal Science’s prestigious designation “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2011 for proving the theory of treatment as prevention. In 2015, the Institute launched Qura Therapeutics with GSK – the first academic-industry partnership dedicated to curing HIV. Institute investigators are also researching emerging infections including Ebola and Zika virus.

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