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Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission
RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Located in News / 2019 / August
HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance
A new study finds that nearly half of cells sampled from the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV patients had viral DNA, even though the patients had been on antiretroviral treatment for several years. The late Kevin R. Robertson, PhD, was co-lead author, and Joseph J. Eron, MD, is a co-author.
Located in News / 2019 / July
UNC Project-Malawi Researchers Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund groundbreaking research in global health and development, including a project to lessen infant antibiotic use in Africa led by UNC Project-Malawi’s Tisungane Mvalo.
Located in News / 2019 / June
Remembering Dr. Charlie van der Horst
Retired professor of medicine and internationally renowned HIV researcher Charlie van der Horst passed away Friday.
Located in News / 2019 / June
UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients
Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / June
UNC researchers featured in PCORI, ADA video for international conference
Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine and Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the department of medicine were featured in this American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / June 13
Ciccone receives Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award
Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, will use the $25,000 award to differentiate viral and bacterial respiratory infections among malaria-negative children. The overall goal is to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use without compromising safety in an area where access to care is a real issue.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / June 13
UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health
The Cochrane US Network will support and train systematic review authors and users of Cochrane Reviews, and encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence for better health outcomes. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill team.
Located in News / 2019 / June
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
Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout
Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, is a co-author of an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine that estimates physician burnout costs the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion a year.
Located in News / 2019 / May