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Falk named president-elect of American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomed its new president, Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, as well as its new president-elect, Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, during its recent 43rd annual meeting, which was part of Renal Week 2010, in Denver, CO.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Dec. 16
Study pinpoints new role of molecule in the health of body's back-up blood circulation
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered that the abundance of tiny specialized blood vessels in a healthy individual and their growth or remodeling into “natural bypass vessels” depends on how much of a key signaling molecule -- called nitric oxide -- is present.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for heart attack care
The award recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.
Located in News / 2010 / August
UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 diabetes
The ENDO Trial is currently enrolling adults between the ages of 21 and 65 who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese.
Located in News / 2013 / July
UNC-led team develops ‘toolkit’ to address health literacy barriers
The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released the “Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit,” which was prepared for AHRQ by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The toolkit, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the AHRQ website, is designed to help primary care doctors and their staffs learn how to communicate more effectively with their patients.
Located in News / 2010 / April
International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data
The research, led jointly by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Florida, suggests that the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drugs telaprevir and boceprevir are similar for patients taking the treatments in real-world settings to what was observed in clinical trials.
Located in News / 2013 / April
Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators
The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize is one of the oldest and prestigious awards offered by the American Heart Association and encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Whooping cough on the rise: Add vaccine to your back-to-school checklist
California declared a whooping cough epidemic this summer when more than 2,700 cases were reported in the state by mid-August and seven infants had died. Prevent an outbreak in North Carolina by immunizing your family before school starts.
Located in News / 2010 / August
Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research
The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Marilyn Jacobs Preyer (class of ’82) and L. Richardson Preyer, Jr. of Hillsborough, N.C., will be matched with $500,000 from the state of North Carolina.
Located in News / 2011 / August
Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement
Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, which aims to establish UNC as the leading academic medical center in the area of clinical quality improvement. The new institute is a product of the UNC School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / March 14