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Changing Course, Finding a Home
From his position as a transfusion medicine physician, Jay Raval, MD, collaborates with providers from across UNC Medical Center to coordinate the best treatments for patients, while also giving him the chance to study ways to improve that care. His efforts have earned him this year’s Woods Junior Faculty Award.
Located in News / 2016 / November
UNC diabetes expert John Buse featured twice on WRAL
Buse led a global clinical trial on the new type-2 diabetes drug iDegLira, and he spoke to the local news station about the best ways to screen for the disease.
Located in News / 2016 / March
MUSC and UNC-Chapel Hill join forces to test a diabetes outreach program
The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize cutting-edge iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.
Located in News / 2014 / August
UNC and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians
The grant will provide another five years of funding for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, which is now recognized as the central entity on the UNC campus responsible for the advancement of clinical and translational research.
Located in News / 2013 / October
$5.6 million NIH grant funds new UNC osteoarthritis research center
Arthritis affects 50 million people in the United States, with more than 27 million of those suffering the disabling pain of OA, a form of arthritis that causes joint swelling and degeneration.
Located in News / 2013 / August
UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities
The study will focus on assessing the impact of a clinic-based intervention that includes having patients view a multimedia decision aid (in English or Spanish) before seeing their physician, as well as support from a bilingual patient “navigator” on completion of recommended colon cancer screening tests.
Located in News / 2013 / June
To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards UNC School of Medicine researchers more than $2 million to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2013 / May
For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.
Located in News / 2013 / April
Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results
Daily injections of liraglutide were slightly more effective than weekly injections of exenatide in lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss. However, patients had fewer negative side effects on exenatide once weekly.
Located in News / 2012 / November
The ResearchMatch Maestro Trophy is headed to NC TraCS!
Between July 1 and Sept. 30, researchers at UNC enrolled more ResearchMatch volunteers into studies than any other ResearchMatch site!
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Oct. 18