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Researchers Shed Light on Common Childhood Disease

A new study by UNC Charlotte scholars is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease.

Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt with food insecurity may be more likely to contract the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is a common virus that often causes no symptoms on its own; it’s better known as a cause of infectious mononucleosis and having a connection to some cancers.

Ahmed Arif, an associate professor in the College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health Sciences, co-authored the new study, which considered EBV infection among U.S. children ages 6 to 15 using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Click here to learn more about the study.

Real Estate Symposium Set for April 22

The UNC Charlotte Center for Real Estate and Urban Land Institute Charlotte will host an afternoon symposium on raising private equity capital in today's market, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22. The event is open to the Charlotte business community; registration is available online.

"Navigating Private Equity Capital Markets" is co-presented by both organizations at UNC Charlotte Center City and will feature an inside view of how today's capital providers assess real estate investment opportunities and what they see for the future.

Steven Ott, dean of the Belk College of Business will deliver the opening remarks at 1:00 PM, followed by panels on private equity strategies, crowdfunding as a capital option, complexities of capital in public-private partnerships, and Charlotte real estate CEOs discussing future capital market trends.