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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
Physician-Scientists who have children with special needs are wanted for a research study
The Department of Psychiatry is currently recruiting participants for a research study that seeks to understand the impacts and needs of working physician scientists who are parents of children with disabilities, especially children transitioning out of early intervention services into school-based services through the public school system.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 17
Researchers Argue Health Care Systems Should Use ‘Food as Medicine’ Interventions
Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, co-authored a British Medical Journal analysis suggesting nutritional interventions delivered through health providers are associated with improved health outcomes.
Located in News / 2020 / August
'Smart' insulin could reduce dangerous complications of diabetes treatment
Researchers published a new study, supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, showing how a "smart" insulin patch could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 24
UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity
At a time when one in three U.S. children is overweight or obese, Dr. Eliana Perrin has dedicated her research to helping fellow pediatricians and parents "tip the scales" in a healthier direction.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
New School of Medicine Initiative Solicits First Call for Applications for Physician Scientist Trainee Awards
With support from the strategic plan, the new Physician Scientist Training Program will support the most promising physician scientists and bolster translational research at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 16
Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial
The policy forum piece co-authored by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, explores the question of whether a Zika human challenge trial (intentionally infecting people with Zika to address the science and vaccine development process) could be ethically justified.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / April 19
Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer
Dr. Ian Davis is among the UNC Children's scientists and researchers employing cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand how cancers develop and how to better treat and prevent them.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Lee Receives DoD Trauma Care Award for Applying CNT X-ray CT to Battlefield Head Trauma Imaging
In this study, Yueh Lee, MD, PhD, and collaborators address neuroimaging shortcomings at multi-national military airfield Role 3 hospitals, all of which lack CT scanner capability, to prevent unnecessary transport to CT-equipped Role 4 facilities.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Dec. 20
UNC Horizons director appointed to national group that will guide NIH research on opioids
Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of the UNC Horizons Program, is among a small group of experts asked by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve on a working group to bring the best of science to the task of addressing our national crisis of opioid addiction and chronic pain.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 7