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Second-year medical student rescues woman during snow storm
Roberto Rupcich, a second-year medical student at UNC, helped Glenda Keenan get home during Wednesday's storm. Read the report from the Los Angeles Times.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Feb. 13
UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina
A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 13 North Carolina NICUs, avoiding 110 infections annually and saving 17 lives a year. Study results were published in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 2
Graham’s Transplant Story Garners Statewide Attention
On Feb. 14 – National Organ Donor Day – we published a video featuring Howell Graham. In 1990, Graham was the first UNC Hospitals patient with Cystic Fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Now, he’s the longest living lung transplant recipient in the United States.
Located in News / 2017 / February
UNC’s Steven Gray featured in CBS News report on a new gene therapy approach to treat rare diseases
On October 16, 2015, CBS Evening News aired a story on Lori Sames' search for a cure for her daughter, Hannah, who suffers from Giant Axonal Neuropathy disease (GAN), a rare disease which causes nerves to die and muscles to stop working. Lori and her husband, Matt, founded Hannah's Hope to raise money to fund the research to find a cure.
Located in News / 2015 / October
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 12
Avoiding summer trauma injuries
Summertime means children are out of school and involved in activities that may lead to injury. But as WNCN reports with the help of UNC Children's trauma program director, Dr. Kim Erickson, and one N.C. Children's Hospital family, simple precautions can keep children safe and enjoying fun in the sun.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
“That rare and wonderful thing called hope”: A UNC alum’s Lewy body dementia diagnosis and the doctor who made all the difference
A recent News & Observer article highlights the work of Dan Kaufer, MD, director of the UNC Memory Disorders Center, and how he helps patients diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 28
UNC scientist’s drive for a cancer cure inspired by the father he doesn’t remember
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Located in News / 2016 / August
UNC researcher interviewed on Irish radio
The Moncrieff Show recently interviewed Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli about her research showing that the kinds of microbes found in dirty baby diapers can predict the child's later cognitive development.
Located in News / 2017 / August