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Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.
Located in News / 2019 / January
TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine
Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.
Located in News / 2019 / January
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in News / 2019 / February
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
SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School
Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students around the university with awards celebrating their work.
Located in News / 2019 / March
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
Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells
UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2019 / June
Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes
The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.
Located in News / 2019 / August
Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments
UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researchers Lisa Carey, MD, Charles Perou, PhD, and Hector Franco, PhD, received $1,450,000 in research funding. They were the only North Carolina-based researchers awarded Komen grants.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Envisioning His Future
Qing Zhang earns a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for his work understanding oxygen’s role in therapy-resistant tumors.
Located in News / 2018 / February