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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / May
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
Located in News / 2019 / August
UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Weili Lin, PhD, is the principal investigator of a research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids, and Susan Gaylord, PhD, is the UNC site PI for a second project to help people with low back pain.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Egan publishes commentary about recent change in donor lung allocation policy
Thomas Egan, MD, says that the change in policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a “tsunami” that was “sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences.”
Located in News / 2018 / January
New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors
The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference
Spearheaded by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference will gather the top minds in the field of neurostimulation this May in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Three SOM faculty named TBJ Health Care Heroes
At the annual Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes awards dinner, three UNC School of Medicine faculty were honored, as well as four other UNC Health Care employees.
Located in News / 2018 / March