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Getting hip to vitamin D
A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 20
Ciccone Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases Award
Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, a clinical instructor and fellow of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, will use the fellowship to develop a new diagnostic test to identify Brucella as a cause of pediatric febrile illness in Kasese, Uganda.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 9
Key elected International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Council Chair
Nigel S. Key, MD, MB, ChB, FRCP, Harold R. Roberts Professor, is the director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Aug. 14
UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA on November 15, 2014. This award is the highest honor that the ACR/ARHP bestows.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 13
New patent on autism genetic test could stall scientific research
Jim Evans, MD, PhD, was quoted in The Scientist on the potential of a North Carolina-based company charging a licensing fee to scientists who want to sequence the gene HOMER1, which has been linked to autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1
Rivera Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of ATS, President in 2023
Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been elected the secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and will serve as president of the organization in 2023.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Glenn Leads Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology
Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, promotes global volunteerism in pediatric nephrology to address kidney disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19
North Carolina researchers call for a diverse group of essential workers in health care to join HeroesResearch.org to share experiences and evaluate prevention strategies. The UNC site leader for this effort is Ross Boyce, MD.
Located in News / 2020 / June
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
High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease
A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, in UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease.
Located in News / 2020 / May