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Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative
Emily Harrison, PhD, a postdoc at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded $150,000 for research focused on inhibiting the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 10
Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure
Overcoming HIV latency – induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body – is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the first time, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Qura Therapeutics – a partnership between UNC and ViiV Healthcare – have shown that a new approach can expose latent HIV to attack in two different animal model systems with little or no toxicity.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Kirkman Publishes NIH Blog on National Trends in Diabetes Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors
Findings from a national survey reveal that we are seeing some improvements in diabetes awareness and knowledge, but more work is needed to improve diabetes-related health care and education.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 30
Falk named president-elect of American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomed its new president, Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, as well as its new president-elect, Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, during its recent 43rd annual meeting, which was part of Renal Week 2010, in Denver, CO.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Dec. 16
Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement
Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, which aims to establish UNC as the leading academic medical center in the area of clinical quality improvement. The new institute is a product of the UNC School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / March 14
Dr. Mary Anne Dooley retires
Mary Anne Dooley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, is retiring from the UNC Health Care System after 23 years of devoted service to our patients, our referring physicians, the UNC School of Medicine, and the people of North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 13
Boucher to receive award from American Thoracic Society
Richard Boucher, M.D., from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the American Thoracic Society’s 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society
Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / October
Video: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
Owens wins multi-year “Pathway to Independence” K99/R00 grant award
Congratulations to A. Phil Owens, III, PhD, a post-doctoral trainee in the Mackman lab at the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. With this award, Dr. Owens will have support to transition from a mentored research environment with Dr. Nigel Mackman to an independent laboratory setting. Dr. Owens’ research focuses on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the role of coagulation and platelets in protecting AAA from ruptures.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / April 11