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In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement
To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others
Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine
Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system
UNC School of Medicine researchers from the lab of J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, are co-authors of a study on the creation of pluripotent stem cells that avoided transplant rejection in lab studies.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
Mayer-Davis selected as member of 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, including Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nutrition.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year
In the annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st for primary care, 23rd in research, 4th for family medicine, 9th for rehabilitation counseling, 11th for obstetrics and gynecology, 20th for psychiatry, and 26th for internal medicine.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April
Fischer and Wohl Author NEJM Perspective About Ebola Care
UNC's William A. Fischer II, MD, and David A. Wohl, MD, are part of an international group of authors that contributed to a Perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The piece argues that patients with Ebola virus disease in countries with limited resources should be treated according to the same standard of care used in countries where resources are more readily available.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April