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Qian Appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute
Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been named the associate director of McAllister Heart Institute effective October 1, 2018.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms
Jonathan Schisler, MS, PhD, led research showing that limiting the activity of a mutant CHIP protein could decrease symptom severity for people with cerebral ataxia, a debilitating disease of the nervous system.
Located in News / 2019 / November
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 researcher earns American Heart Association award
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
Located in News / 2014 / January
Following the ‘Tinman’
Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister Jr., founder of McAllister Heart Institute, passes away
UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute founder and namesake Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister, Jr. passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on June 15, 2018.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy
Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects
Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development
Located in News / 2014 / September
‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better battle heart failure
UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant
Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2019 / March