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Li, Wang named 2012 recipients of Jefferson-Pilot Award
Yun Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics, and Zefeng Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, were selected to receive Jefferson-Pilot Awards this year.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Sept. 27
Some ‘Inert’ Drug Ingredients May Be Biologically Active
A comprehensive UC San Francisco-led study flagged drug components in need of more rigorous review to be sure they are safe. The UNC School of Medicine lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, conducted important screening studies to confirm the findings.
Located in News
A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Klaus Hahn, PhD, John Sondek, PhD, and Daniel Marston, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveal the inner workings of cellular communication and processes important for cell migration and potentially metastasis.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation
An interdisciplinary research working group on space biology formed by NASA has transformed into the Coronavirus International Research Team, which includes Jonathan Schisler, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) awards grant to develop treatments for uveal melanoma
A research team directed by Professors John Sondek, PhD, UNC School of Medicine and William Janzen, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) to identify inhibitors of an oncogene found in the majority of melanomas of the eye.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / March 14
UNC School of Medicine ranks 6th in NIH research funding for public schools in 2013
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 23
Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications
Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of internationally acclaimed researchers led by UNC School of Medicine’s Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects.
Located in News / 2020 / June
McElligott Lab Receives $2-million NIH Grant to Study Opioid Withdrawal
The UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, will investigate how opioid withdrawal changes neurons in particular parts of the brain, with the goals of understanding the basic biology of opioid use disorder and helping people affected by the condition.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
Study demonstrates positive impact of azithromycin prior to cesarean delivery
Kim Boggess, MD, professor of maternal-fetal medicine, and fellow investigators of the Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis (C/SOAP) study, have discovered that administering the antibiotic, azithromycin, alongside the standard recommended antibiotic regimen, cefazolin, reduces infection rates by 50 percent for women who have a non-elective cesarean delivery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Oct. 20
A New Jetlag Drug? Scientists Create Selective Molecules to Bind to Melatonin Receptors
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine, UC San Francisco, and the University of Buffalo used 3-D computer simulations and pharmacological experiments to create molecules that selectively target the MT1 melatonin receptor to modulate the biological clocks in animal models of jet lag. Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, is co-senior author.
Located in News / 2020 / February