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UNC Doctors, Students Collaborate on COVID Treatment Study
In the first COVID-19 case series of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and students from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, report that the drug tocilizumab should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine the drug’s true efficacy for severely ill patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 21
Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection
The global randomized, controlled and double-blinded study, co-led by Myron Cohen, MD, showed that the drug cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.
Located in News / 2020 / May
UNC, NC State Biomedical engineers speed the development of emergency ventilator
Biomedical engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic by teaming with UNC Health colleagues to create emergency ventilators.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
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
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
Novel Primary Care Model Promotes Lifelong Comprehensive Care for People Living with HIV
Shana Ratner, MD, associate professor in the division of general medicine, and section chief for education and clinical practice, announces a new collaboration with the division of infectious diseases that includes a multidisciplinary primary care clinic to serve people living with HIV. The new model lays the groundwork for multidisciplinary care in advance of department of medicine clinics' move to Eastowne.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships
William Fischer, MD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, earned Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine from the UNC School of Medicine for their infectious diseases research and clinical care.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Basch Co-authors Cancer Treatment Guidance in JAMA
Ethan Basch, MD, MSc., division chief of oncology at the UNC School of Medicine and a UNC Lineberger member, has detailed cancer treatment guidance to balance cancer patients’ treatment and infection risk in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 23
UNC Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions
John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC site in a $5.7 million diabetes research collaboration with Duke, Wake Forest, and NC A&T, funded through the National Institutes of Health.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Serody, Basch Will Lead Divisions in Realignment of Hematology and Oncology
Jonathan Serody, MD, director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Program, is the new division chief for hematology. Ethan Basch, MD, the Richard M. Goldberg Distinguished Professor in Medical Oncology, is the new division chief for oncology. Both are members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16