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Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage
Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / April
Powell Joins Board of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Dr. Powell’s clinical and research interests include dysmorphology, genetic syndromes, and ethical issues of genetic testing and newborn screening.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2019 / April
Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: "Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit"
The GMB Friday Seminar Series welcomes Carole Ober, Professor and Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, for her talk, “Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit."
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / April 4
February 28 is Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is an international movement to increase awareness of the need for research into little-known diseases that have a big impact.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2019 / February
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
Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial
Interim results presented by UNC's Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, provide preliminary evidence that in vivo genome editing occurred in a clinical trial testing a treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II), also known as Hunter syndrome.
Located in News / 2019 / February
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
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia"
The Children's Research Institute presents its February speaker, Stephen Hooper, PhD, for his talk, "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia."
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 24
Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients
A common strategy used by hospitals to reduce overcrowding of inpatient units may not produce consistent results, a new study suggests. Discharges Before Noon, or DCBNs, are thought to mitigate overcrowding and improve patient outcomes by allowing for earlier emergency department admissions; however, studies of the relationship between DCBNs and length of stay have had mixed results. At the same time, early discharge rates remain a high priority for many hospitals across the country.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 10
School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List
Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.
Located in News / 2018 / December