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N.C. Children’s Hospital part of $12-million grant to create first-of-its-kind disease registry for inflammatory bowel disease
This extraordinary collaboration will make available electronic medical record data about symptoms, treatments and outcomes for patients at multiple locations throughout the United States. It will allow doctors and researchers to assess which treatment strategies are having the greatest positive impacts on patients.
Located in News / 2010 / October
Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs
A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without drugs. New results from a multinational study involving more than 300 investigators at over 200 institutions around the world may have found a genetic basis to explain how this happens.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Video: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson
Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students.
Located in News / 2012 / August
real doctors, real people - David Tate
Dr. David Tate, a cardiologist at UNC and a musician, has been known to leave his banjo in a patient’s room for ready access during rounds. For Tate, music is one way he can connect with his patients, and allow them to feel more real and more human, despite the needles and wires that connect them to all kinds of mechanical devices.
Located in News / 2011 / January
Owens wins multi-year “Pathway to Independence” K99/R00 grant award
Congratulations to A. Phil Owens, III, PhD, a post-doctoral trainee in the Mackman lab at the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. With this award, Dr. Owens will have support to transition from a mentored research environment with Dr. Nigel Mackman to an independent laboratory setting. Dr. Owens’ research focuses on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the role of coagulation and platelets in protecting AAA from ruptures.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / April 11
Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospital admissions
The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.
Located in News / 2014 / March
Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary
A colon cancer diagnosis forces a retired career social worker and loving mother, wife and sibling to step back from taking care of others and take care of herself.
Located in News / 2012 / January
Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being
The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures
A series of studies at the UNC School of Medicine found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.
Located in News / 2013 / February