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Berkowitz Proposes Innovative Methodological Approach to Studies that Address Health-Related Social Needs
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, proposes the use of cash benchmarking to better study programs aimed at addressing health-related social needs in a new article published in Health Affairs.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Boyce, Reyes Pen Commentary on Automated Verbal Autopsy Data Collection
Ross Boyce, MD, and Raquel Reyes, MD, both assistant professors of infectious diseases, wrote a commentary titled “Implementing and scaling verbal autopsies: into the unknown” for the journal BMC Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / March 12
Nyrop Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival
Kirsten Nyrop, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and assistant professor of hematology/oncology, has received a $50,000 award from the Integrated Approach to Breast Health Equity Competitive Grant Program, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Pfizer.
Located in News / 2020 / February
FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children
This new treatment was developed after years of research, much of it spearheaded and completed by Wesley Burks, MD, and Edwin Kim, MD at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2020 / February
NCI Appoints Gopal Director of Center for Global Health
The National Cancer Institute has named Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, director of the NCI Center for Global Health. He began this his new role February 3, 2020.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UCLA, UNC, MIT Researchers Successfully Test Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Zhen Gu, PhD, former professor in the UNC/NSCU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, led animal studies, a precursor to human trials, for a new device to automatically manage glucose levels and deliver needed insulin quickly. UNC’s John Buse, MD, PhD, was co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / February
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
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
The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission
Blood clot expert Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, consulted NASA on how to treat a U.S. astronaut’s deep vein thrombosis during a mission on the International Space Station. Moll co-wrote a case study on the successful treatment that has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Barnes Presentation Designated a Presidential Poster at ACG Annual Meeting
Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, also won an Outstanding Presenter Award for this research.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 26